David Kingsford

Associate

Construction




T: + 44 (0)20 7395 3028
dkingsford@wedlakebell.com



Expertise

David has particular expertise in non-contentious matters. He has experience advising, drafting, and negotiating on a range of documents from standard form building contracts to bespoke EPC sub-contracts.

David also has experience acting in contentious matters, having assisted with drafting letters before action and letters of response.

David has acted for a range of clients including residential and commercial developers, tenants and land owners.


Recent Experience

  • Acting for an industrial developer in relation to a range of sites with a combined development cost of over £30m to produce the suite of professional appointments, building contracts, and collateral warranties. This has included advising on elements of the property transactions including development agreements and agreements for lease.
  • Acting for a developer of a 2.8 acre site to create a mixed-use scheme in Cambridge with 300,000 sq ft of workspace. It is envisaged that when complete, the development will become Cambridge’s first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ office building.
  • Acting for a tenant in the healthcare sector in relation to its continued programme to refurbish and renovate a hospital located in South Kensington, London. This has included liaising with the landlord and sub-tenants to satisfy the requirements of agreements for lease and licences for alterations.
  • Advising a specialist cladding contractor in relation to its contracts both with employers and with its sub-contractors. As well as advising on the negotiation of specific contracts David has also advised and acted on contentious matters including disputes over payment, entitlement to extensions of time, and claims for loss and expense.
  • Acting for and advising a range of clients including a multinational financial services corporation in relation to contracts for the fit-out of offices. This has often included advising in relation to complex insurance arrangements where acting for tenants in multi-let buildings.

Career History

David joined Wedlake Bell as a newly qualified solicitor in October 2018. He completed his training at Davies and Partners, gaining experience with the Clinical Negligence, Commercial Property and Construction departments. Prior to that, David worked for a year in the Real Estate and Construction department at Kingsley Napley as a paralegal.

David graduated from the University of Surrey in 2013 with a degree in Criminology and Sociology and obtained his legal qualifications from Kaplan Law School.