DWF makes large scale lateral hire to its Newcastle real estate team

Leading business law firm, DWF, is growing its Real Estate group in the North East with the appointment of four new partners and 8 lawyers from Eversheds to its 80-strong Newcastle office.

The lateral hire includes former Eversheds partners Gavin Jackson, Adam Heather and Adrian Stanley, the latter being Newcastle real estate head and Newcastle senior partner respectively.

They have a diverse range of specialisms and strong expertise in public and private sector development and, joint ventures, urban regeneration, real estate finance and public sector funding as well as mines and minerals, The team has particular experience in the retail sector, and also the energy and utility and transport sectors.

The new hires bolster DWF's 218-strong national real estate team and brings the collective experience of decades of practice in commercial real estate law to the Newcastle office.

Nic Crocker, national head of Real Estate at DWF, said: "The lateral hire is an important one for our rapidly growing team. These individuals bring with them a wealth of experience across a number of key areas, and will provide invaluable support to the team as it continues its push towards top 20 firm status and beyond."

DWF's Real Estate team delivers a wealth of property services to national and regional clients across the public and private sectors.

Adam Heather

Partner - Head of Real Estate & Executive Partner (Newcastle)

I am a Partner in the firm’s nationally renowned Real Estate team, working in both the public and private sectors.

Gavin Jackson


Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, I am a partner in the real estate team.

Nic Crocker

Partner - Executive Partner (Leeds)

I am the Executive Partner for the Leeds office and a partner in the Real Estate team.