Senior appointment for Gateley Legal’s Guildford residential development team

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We have strengthened our residential development team in Guildford with the appointment of Douglas Leapman as a legal director.

Douglas joins the team from Thomson Snell & Passmore where he spent the past three years advising regional housebuilders, land promoters and landowners on a broad spectrum of development matters relating to site acquisitions. Prior to this, Douglas spent four years in the residential development department at DAC Beachcroft, where he also qualified as a solicitor.

In his new role as legal director, Douglas will support housebuilder, developer and landowner clients on acquisition and development matters, as the residential development team continues to expand its client base across the South East.

Douglas Leapman stated: “I am really pleased to be joining the residential development team in Guildford. Gateley Legal has built a strong reputation for its work with housebuilder and developer clients nationally, and I am looking forward to being part of an established multi-hub team within a large organisation that is able to support clients with all of their development needs.”

Andy Wilson, partner at Gateley Legal, comments: “Due to a growing client base, and increased number of legal panel appointments across the South East, we continue to strengthen our team with new talent. Douglas brings a strong background in handling housebuilder and developer matters and will make a great addition to our acquisitions team in Guildford.”

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