David Sketchley
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David Sketchley



David Sketchley is a Consultant specialising in commercial and agricultural property and development work and related matters including partnership, wills and successor advice.


David trained with a local law firm based in Tamworth, becoming a Partner and then being appointed Managing Partner before leaving to establish his own practice; Sketchley & Co. Following an approach by the partners of Dewes & Son, a long established Tamworth firm, the two practices were merged to form Dewes Sketchley with David as Managing Partner. David acted for numerous property developers and farmers in all aspects of their work from original site development, farm acquisition and sales, partnership creation and disputes, and commercial lease work for both Landlords and Tenants.


David has acted on multiple farm sales involving PLC's, the Crown, and private owners. He has also advised on partnership and company reorganisations, particularly for the farming community, and wills and succession planning. David has negotiated deals with several major house builders including Persimmon, Bellway, and Taylor Wimpey involving options, promotion agreements and conditional contracts, on schemes varying from 10 to 600 plus houses. He also advised on the planning and design issues relating to these schemes.