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Sean Palka joins as Partner

Experienced real estate solicitor recognised in the Legal 500, Sean Palka, joins DJB as Client Partner.

Sean is a recognised legal and business management leader, with strategic and operational experience through a range of business leadership roles across both legal and property markets.

He worked at Blake Morgan for nearly 30 years, taking on the role of the Head of Property Business Group in his last 4 years. Sean subsequently took on roles at the development company Two Saints Limited and is a board member at Teign Housing.

Sean has worked in several sectors including retail, leisure and financial. His leadership and management experience, as well as passion for building high-performance cultures means all of his legal advice is delivered to help his clients achieve their commercial needs.

“Sean Palka’s arrival at DJB is yet more evidence that the firm can attract specialists of the highest calibre, despite the ongoing shortage of legal professionals within the industry. We hired 15 senior lawyers in the first half of the year and have plans to attract 15 more. We’re well on track to hit this target, and, therefore, become the firm which can offer its clients the best legal talent and the widest range of specialist advice.” – 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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