I deal with option agreements, conditional contracts and promotion agreements for landowners and developers. More recently, my focus has been representing landowners and ensuring that that they secure favourable terms when they dispose of their land subject to planning (especially in respect of overage clauses). I also help clients with options to grant leases of land based solar farms, telecommunications mast sites, electricity sub-station leases and transfers, and other utilities infrastructure matters for rural property owners. My careful guidance through the complexities associated with land based solar farms has aided clients to achieve excellent results.
Having represented rural landowners and businesses within the agricultural and rural sectors for many years, l took over the role of Head of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in October 2021. My expertise in this field includes the standard acquisition, disposal, division, and diversification of agricultural and rural land.
I also deal with commercial landlord and tenant matters, in respect of all types of business premises but principally offices, retail units, storage and warehousing premises. I act for both institutional lenders and private funders in connection with secured lending on property for investment clients (including portfolio refinancing), owner-occupiers and developers.
I have been with Whitehead Monckton since 2012, joining from another Kent and Sussex based firm.
l completed a LLB Hons Degree in Law at Sheffield Hallam University followed by a Post Graduate diploma in the legal practice course at the College of Law in Guildford.
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What my clients say:
“Daniel represents the cream of legal services available today, with a thorough knowledge of his field, the ability to work to challenging deadlines, great integrity and a commercial view that gets the required results. He also has a competitive edge and, importantly, strong interpersonal skills (which includes a sense of humour) enabling him to bond positively with everyone involved in a transaction.”
“Unlike other legal advisers I have used, Daniel is able to always never lose sight of the commercial objectives, and hence doesn't waste time going down blind alleys worrying about moot points. Pleasure to deal with too!”
When out of the office:
Up until Spring 2013 I was a game official for amateur American Football and could often be found out on the field at the weekends covering national or university league games all over London and the South East. I was a game official at five national finals weekends, and also covered high school and amateur games in Texas and Holland. In August 2012 I officiated at the National League Junior Final at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield. Although I have taken a break to concentrate more on my two young sons (born in 2006 and 2009) - whose boisterous activities I often find I have to “referee” – I still have a passion for the sport and hope to return to officiating in the future. Whenever I can I do try to get out on the golf course.