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Nigel Hewitson Joins as Partner

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Nigel Hewitson has joined us as a Partner.

Nigel’s areas of expertise include planning, compulsory purchase and highways law. He has a particular specialism in listed buildings and other heritage assets. He co-wrote the leading authority textbook, “Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets” (5th Ed) and is a Member of the Legal Sub Panel for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. He has advised on major projects including the Stonehenge/A303 Tunnel Public Inquiry and multiple public inquiries into tall buildings in London including our London home, The Shard. He has a national reputation for his planning expertise and is an Associate Editor of Butterworth’s Planning Law and an Associate Editor of the Planning Volumes of the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents. He is experienced in judicial review cases for defendant public bodies and claimant developers.

Senior Partner, Madeleine Davitt commented: “We are so pleased that Nigel has chosen to join our excellent Planning team. He will undoubtedly be a huge asset, particularly with his unique depth of experience in heritage properties. Welcome to the team, Nigel. We very much look forward to working with you.”



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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