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Stephen John joins DJB, bringing 41 years of experience to the firm.

Stephen has held several high-profile roles at both UK and US law firms. In 1999, he was headhunted to join Weil Gotshal Manges to head up their Corporate Finance Real Estate Practice in London. In 2005, he was headhunted to set up Frank’s European Real Estate practice from scratch by another lawyer who now also works at DJB.

The Legal 500 has consistently recognised Stephen as a leading lawyer, stating that he is ‘’a lawyer of choice’’.

Chief Executive Officer of DJB Peter Allinson commented: “We are totally focused on providing real estate legal services, employing only experienced solicitors, and I believe this distinctive approach is our greatest strength. With Stephen’s experience in real estate transactions, DJB can offer unrivalled services to its clients, who are government bodies and private practices.”


ABOUT DJB: 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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