Commercial Real Estate - Managing Partner
Dermot is Managing Partner of Taylor Walton having previously been Head of Commercial Property, Real Estate and Development at Taylor Walton. He has over 25 years experience managing property-related matters and transactions and places great emphasis on developing practical solutions.
Whilst being Managing Partner and developing the firm’s strategy, Dermot remains a very active deal doing Real Estate and Commercial Property Solicitor advising on and managing the Real Estate Portfolios of some of the firm’s largest Real Estate clients such as the Chamberlain Group and Brook Street; clients who are active in the local and national property markets.
He offers specialist advice on a wide range of Real Estate and Landlord & Tenant related matters to Taylor Walton’s extensive client base.
Dermot is a Graduate of Kings College, London and trained with Taylor Walton becoming Partner, Head of Commercial Property and currently Managing Partner. Dermot finds himself working for clients in both the local property arena and nationally.
Recent deals have included leading the Taylor Walton Property Team in Stapleton’s (Tyre Services) Limited’s (a subsidiary of the Itochu Corporation of Japan) acquisition of Pirelli (UK)’s Retail Central Tyre and Exhaust Distribution business and network. The deal involved acquiring 56 sites nationally and carried challenging organisational, legal and environmental issues.
Dermot’s interests outside the office include skiing, overseas travel, and community related activities coupled with a voracious appetite for history and current affairs.
What our clients say
"an excellent demeanour" and an "extremely knowledgeable" take on commercial property work. One client notes that "he has a very practical approach to difficult issues"
- Chambers UK
a "proactive" lawyer who has a "thorough knowledge of commercial property law."
- Chambers UK