Partner and Head of Land Development
I am a partner and head of the firm’s land development team, specialising in residential land development and commercial property.
I first qualified as a surveyor, and know land development inside-out, with an excellent understanding of the buying process from the perspective of a land buyer. This gives me an invaluable insight into my clients’ needs, and helps me anticipate potential issues or delays and deal with them quickly.
My clients want clarity and decisiveness in helping sort out legal issues that could derail a deal, such as boundary disputes or restrictive covenants. When problems arise they look to me for solutions.
They expect me as a partner in the firm to be personally involved in all aspects of the work, and to be able to pick up the phone and get well-informed advice without delay.
"He's very good at communicating to clients and guiding them through the legal process." Chambers and Partners UK 2018
Martin Duck is the finest land development lawyer in the area. He and his team are always willing to go the extra mile to get the deal done. Julian Jones, Development Director, Barratt David Wilson
Moore Blatch is 'top of the tree for land development work', and acts for a number of regional and national housebuilders, including Barratt Homes and Churchill Retirement. The highly regarded Martin Duck 'works to tight deadlines and thrives under pressure'. Legal 500, 2013
"He knows what he's doing and is good to deal with." Market Commentator
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