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Goodman Derrick further strengthens its real estate and construction offering as Dominic Whelan and Tom Pemberton join the firm

Goodman Derrick LLP is pleased to announce that two experienced partners have joined the firm to further strengthen its offering to the Real Estate and Construction sectors. Tim Langton, senior partner at Goodman Derrick said:

“I am very pleased that Dominic Whelan and Tom Pemberton have joined our practice. Real Estate and Construction continue to be very important areas for us in both the domestic and international markets. Dominic and Tom both bring something extra and they are welcome additions to our partnership. We are looking forward to introducing them to our clients.”

Dominic Whelan
Dominic Whelan joins the firm from Brecher, the niche real estate boutique, where he was a partner. Dominic specialises in advising developers, investors and asset managers in the UK property market. Dominic joins the thriving transactional team at Goodman Derrick which now comprises of ten partners. On joining the firm, Dominic said:

“Goodman Derrick has a superb reputation in the property market and I’m delighted to be part of such an able and experienced team. I am also pleased to be able to offer my clients the broader expertise and experience that comes with an established, full service commercial firm such as Goodman Derrick.”

Tom Pemberton
Construction specialist Tom Pemberton has joined the firm from Beale & Co where he was a partner in their London construction practice. Tom joins the existing construction team of two partners and four solicitors. He will bring further expertise in drafting and negotiating development agreements, construction contracts, professional appointments and related agreements, building on his experience over many years of advising on high profile construction and infrastructure projects, and his knowledge of the domestic and international real estate and infrastructure sectors. Tom joins the construction team at the same time as solicitor James Grinstead, previously of national firm Shoosmiths, who will be working on non-contentious and contentious matters. Tom commented:

“I am very pleased to be joining Goodman Derrick.  The firm has real strength in depth in their construction and real estate teams and I am looking forward to contributing to the excellent offering that the firm has built and to introducing my clients to the firm.”

Real Estate and Construction at Goodman Derrick
The firm offers a complete multi-disciplinary approach with ten real estate partners, two real estate dispute resolution partners and a team of three construction partners who cover contentious and non-contentious matters. Partners in other key legal disciplines such as corporate and  employment also have extensive experience advising real estate and construction clients. The group’s lawyers have been widely recommended across the board by their clients in the leading independent legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. 

If you would like more information please contact one of the team below.

Goodman Derrick LLP

  • Goodman Derrick is a leading commercial law firm in the City of London
  • We are recognised for providing high quality legal advice across a range of practice areas and for our distinctive, client-focused service
  • Real estate is a key sector for the firm making up 30% of its business
  • Our teams provide contentious and non-contentious services to investors, asset managers, developers, contractors and consultants
  • The firm is recommended in Chambers & Partners or Legal 500 for Commercial Property, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, Construction and High Net Worth Real Estate 
  • “The kind of firm that gains your trust and never loses it.” Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession
  • A firm of 32 experienced partners managing a team of 100
  • A member of the worldwide Legal Netlink Association, a network of independent law firms

For more information

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, Goodman Derrick LLP at jcaulfield@gdlaw.co.uk or on +44 (0)7815 846 124

Richard Bailey, Partner, Construction, Goodman Derrick LLP at rbailey@gdlaw.co.uk or on +44 (0)20 7404 0606

Michael Collins, Partner and Head of Real Estate, Goodman Derrick LLP at mcolins@gdlaw.co.uk or on +44 (0)20 7404 0606