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Agricultural Specialist Nicola Boaden joins as Partner

Experienced agricultural property lawyer, Nicola Boaden, has joined DJB as Partner.

Nicola has experience in transactional and editorial legal services and lecturing in law.  She worked with the Agriculture & Rural Land Team at Thomson Reuters Practical Law as a Senior Editor during a time of significant change in the agricultural industry (2019-20: Covid-19 movement restrictions and EU withdrawal).  She also ran land law modules for Oxford Brookes University on their Land Management BSc and MSc programmes. 

Her transactional law experience has covered work with specialist agricultural property law teams in respected firms including Henmans, Blake Lapthorn, Moore Blatch and Burges Salmon.

Nicola is also a qualified personal trainer and nutritional therapist, with an MSc in personalised nutrition, which she pursues alongside her legal career.

“Davitt Jones Bould is a progressive law firm that actively encourages its lawyers and support staff to engage with their personal and professional activities. Nicola’s versatile interests and skills are a great fit for us in this respect. Furthermore, her experience of supporting various law firms as a consultant aligns with one of DJB’s service propositions to our law firm clients. Nicola’s addition strengthens our overall offering as it is important for us as real estate specialists to cover every aspect of the industry.” – Peter Allinson, CEO


DJB is a national law firm that specialises entirely in real estate. The firm has offices in London, Manchester, and Birmingham ensuring truly national coverage.

The firm is renowned for its high quality legal work and service.

We only recruit experienced lawyers with excellent calibre. As a result, our legal team of around 50 lawyers have an average post-qualification experience that exceeds 20 years. Most have joined us from other City firms, in-house departments and/or senior roles. Our lawyers have advised some of the UK’s most significant land owners including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Rolls Royce, The Royal Parks, The Cabinet Office and The Crown Estate. This focus on quality only has led to a 50% male and female Partner rate.

All of our clients are provided with a dedicated client care professional at no extra charge, which ensures that they receive the highest standard of service at all times.

DJB is regularly selected to advise on high profile projects such as the hosting of the London 2012 Olympic Games by The Royal Parks and the first Sukuk Bond to be entered into by a Western Government on behalf of HM Treasury. Based in London at The Shard and also Manchester, Birmingham and Taunton, DJB has a national presence.

The firm enjoys top tier rankings in all of the main directories, as well as receiving many awards.



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