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Leanne Macdonald joins as Associate Director

Experienced commercial real estate solicitor, Leanne Macdonald, joins DJB.

Leanne specialises in commercial real estate work including transactional and development cases, with more recent emphasis on the residential development sector including private rental portfolio transactions and registered provider partnership arrangements.

Alongside DJB, Leanne is Real Estate Legal Director for Keepmoat Homes, where she oversees property legal advice for acquisition and disposal transactions, among other things. She has advised the Keepmoat board on various government housing, collaborative developer and other partnership delivery schemes, setting up and overseeing land governance processes as well as introducing and standardising legal and regulatory documents. This has given her a greater depth of understanding of the commercial, operational, financial and practical issues facing organisations.

Prior to working in-house, Leanne’s private practice experience as a commercial property specialist spans over 15 years with leading regional law firms.



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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