David is a Partner in our Watford Commercial Property team, specialising in property and planning law, with special reference to development projects. David's particular specialty is property development, where he has acted for many well known national, regional and local developers. David's experience includes dealing with sites of varying sizes, site assembly and disposal, S.106 agreements, Highways Act agreements and other infrastructure agreements, options, conditional contracts, tenders and more.
David is currently involved in two sites with a potential for 5000 homes, commercial and associated development.
David also has experience working with complex and high end residential property, land promotion agreements, property joint ventures, dealing with land for social housing, liquidator sales and routine commercial property matters.
Meeting Your Needs
David particularly enjoys helping his clients achieve their objectives and being part of their success.
What Others Say
“I have used David for all my acquisition work, but have had dealings with many other solicitors prior to this. David Marsden has proven a first class resource, with an industry knowledge and legal acquisition expertise second to none. Always contactable and available to offer solutions, I have frequently found David's tone and approach to legal negotiations a breath of fresh air, bringing agreement from the other side in a swift fashion. The speed of response and desire to ‘get the job done’ frequently save us money in the long run. The strength of David's support team has always been re-assuring and continued the ’can-do’ approach David promotes, I have no hesitation in recommending David and his team to other active property companies" - Innes Gray- Managing Director - Visao Holdings Limited
David Marsden is “very, very commercial and responsive”, according to clients, and is praised for his clear, concise approach to drafting. He is well known for advising a range of local, national and regional developers on all aspects of property development.' - Chambers & Partners 'Notable Practitioners' 2016
'The whole team was excellent. ...Fiona [was] excellent and brilliantly led by Mr David Marsden. I came to you on a recommendation, and it was a good experience.' Private client
"He leads the transactions with overwhelming knowledge and practical experience," and is "swift to react and most importantly keeps all parties up to date with every correspondence, which gives his clients and their agents the competitive advantage of being informed and ready to act." - Chambers & Partners
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Outside work David enjoys his family life, mountain biking, skiing and the Royal Anglian Regiment Association.