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David Slade


David heads our commercial property team. He specialises in investment property sales and purchases.

About David

David is also involved in development work, landlord and tenant transactions, secured lending and a wide range of general non-contentious commercial property work.

David was the only real estate lawyer based outside Birmingham to be rated by Chambers 2017 and Chambers 2018 at “rank 1” for real estate lawyers in the West Midlands.

"One clients says: "He provides a continuous and seamless service delivered efficiently and skilfully to a high standard."

Chambers UK


  • Led a team acting on the £25,000,000 sale of a private rented sector investment, Queen Street Apartments, Leicester, to Aberdeen Asset Management.
  • Acted for local charity Castel Froma on its acquisition of Helen Ley care home from the MS Society, and on its disposal of its North Leamington School site to Spitfire Properties, for residential development.
  • Advised Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park on the redevelopment and new lease of its showpiece visitor attraction. 

"Wright Hassall LLP’s work is ‘on a par with the big London firms’. It is acting for Chase Commercial on the redevelopment of a large site in Bromsgrove, and is providing ongoing advice to BMW and JC Decaux (UK)."

Legal 500 UK


David was articled at a specialist property practice in the West End of London, Brecher & Co, from 1992 to 1994.  He joined the Birmingham office of Eversheds LLP on qualification, and remained there until 2003, where he was one of the key players on the legal team working on the development and letting of Birmingham's Bull Ring, as well as on the lettings of Bluewater, the UK's largest retail development.  David joined WH in January 2004 and became a partner in January 2007. 



David enjoys horse racing, music, and spending time with family.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Dawn Short - Property Lawyer
Dawn Short Associate
Jennie Wheildon - Agricultural Property Lawyer
Jennie Wheildon Senior Associate
Nathan Hinks - Property and Real Estate Lawyer
Nathan Hinks Commercial Real Estate Solicitor
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