Lease Advisory/Dispute Resolution
Areas of expertise
Landlord and tenant, rent reviews, lease renewals, expert witness, dispute resolution, retail agency and investment.
David has 40 years' experience in all aspects of retail property throughout the North, Midlands, North Wales and the Isle of Man. This includes disposals and, particularly, acquisition work for multiple retailers, supermarkets and large store groups. He has advised major landlords in the development and refurbishment of shopping centres and retail parks. He has been a member of the RICS President's panel of arbitrators and independent experts for 25 years. He has appeared as expert witness in public enquiries and development related disputes.
In 1993 he was a member of the RICS committee which reported to the Department of the Environment consultation paper on commercial property leases. He was a member of the President's Advisory Group on dispute resolution from 1996-2002 (Chairman 1999-02). He was Chairman of the RICS Dispute Resolution Policy Committee and member of Governing Council 1999-2002.
1999 - Certificate in Rent Review Arbitration
1997 - CEDR Accredited Mediator
1984 - FRICS
1974 - ARICS
1973 - Diploma in Estate Management
David enjoys playing and watching most sports. He is a former cricketer (Northern Club), hockey player (Northern and Lancashire), occasional footballer and a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC. He is an active golfer (Formby Golf Club) and regular skier, when time allows.