Private Client

David Towns

Head of the Agriculture, Estates and Private Client Department

19 years qualified

As well as having an excellent knowledge of the rural estates, David is a people person with a passion for interesting, varied legal work.

And varied it is. After many years’ dedicated to this field, David is highly experienced in complex, esoteric and historical legal issues having advised a mixture of businesses and private individuals.

David also specialises in all aspects of agricultural property law, whether that’s buying and selling farms, estates and rural land, grants of easements such as rights of way and water supplies, dealing with restrictive covenants and commercial property issues and rural sporting matters. He’s also acknowledged as an authority on manorial titles, manorial rights and mines and minerals.

Like all of us here, David also loves the North East and believes the region has it all – mountains, moors, coasts and forests. When he’s not out enjoying the countryside, film fanatic David likes to be entertained by his favourite comedy and sci-fi movies. That is, when he’s not spending time with his young daughter who, he says, is a constant source of entertainment.

David Towns