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Former real estate partner at Hogan Lovells joins DJB

We are delighted to announce that John Condliffe has joined DJB as a Partner, returning to law after taking a year out to study business analytics, machine learning and big data.

John previously worked at Hogan Lovells, where he practised for 24 years and was Partner for 11, bringing two and a half decades of transactional real estate law experience across all sectors and deal types to DJB. This includes institutional investment, landlord and tenant, sales, purchases and portfolio management, and property development. He has particular knowledge in outsourcing and leasehold liability deals, advises on indirect property investments, and uses a highly analytical and data-driven approach to deliver legal advice in a robust, commercial and pragmatic manner.

John is an Oxford graduate who already holds a master’s in Engineering Science. He was named as a leading individual in Chambers 2020 and recommended in the Legal 500 2020. Having recently completed an MSc in Business Analytics at UCL, John will be bringing fresh ideas to DJB, including approaches using learning and insights from his master's aimed at optimising efficiency at the firm and enhancing our client services offer.

Alongside working with DJB, John will continue to feed his enthusiasm for emerging technologies by also being a co-founder of FF Technology, a fintech startup providing credit to small and mid-market entities who are currently unable to access it.

Speaking about his new position, John Condliffe said:

“I’m passionate about helping businesses connect their data with the techniques and expertise they need to grow, improve and take advantage of new technologies. I’m delighted to be joining Davitt Jones Bould and look forward to applying the knowledge from my recent data and analytics studies to help the firm find new and enhanced ways to operate and better service clients.”


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 and Birmingham, 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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