Daniel Woodcock


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I am a Partner in the Commercial Property Department at Butcher & Barlow’s Gadbrook Park office. I specialise in a wide variety of commercial property matters and have worked in commercial property throughout my career, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2002.

During a varied career, I have worked for international, national, regional and local law firms, together with commercial boutiques.  I am a friendly and approachable commercial property ‘all-rounder’ with sixteen years’ post-qualification experience.  I have broad experience in a very wide range of commercial property matters but I possess particular expertise in:

  • the disposal and acquisition of all types of commercial property;
  • dealing with all types of commercial and retail leasing, acting for both landlords and tenants;
  • residential and commercial development work;
  • property investment transactions;
  • commercial landlord and tenant matters;
  • real estate re-structuring work and distressed property transactions; and
  • delivering commercial property support work on corporate transactions.

During the course of my career, I have acted for a very broad range of clients including commercial landlords and tenants, residential and commercial developers, banks and other lenders, property investors, landed estates, housing associations, charities, manufacturing and industrial concerns, a broad range of trading companies, from small start-ups to fully listed PLCs, local authorities, schools and colleges, sports and social clubs, IT and technology companies, pension trustees, freight hauliers, waste-processing operators and a broad range of high net worth individuals.

In terms of career highlights:

  • The largest single transaction which I have been involved in was the sale of a property portfolio for administrators for £660m which was one of the largest commercial real estate transactions in the UK in 2008/2009.
  • During the course of my career, I have acted for residential developers on-site acquisitions with an aggregate value of well in excess of £100m.
  • I appear in the Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer and in the 2019 edition was described as ‘first-rate’.

In addition to being admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, I have also been admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, although I do not currently maintain a practising certificate in NSW.

Outside of work, my interests include history, travel, fine art, criminology, rock music, fell-walking, astronomy and enjoying the experience of being a father to three energetic young children!



Specialist Areas

Commercial Property
Commercial Property


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Daniel acted for my business in a very complex and challenging property relocation transaction. Daniel was undaunted and rose to the challenge, successfully relocating our business and got the deal done on time and on budget. I felt that at all times Daniel fully protected our position at every step of the way and through it all remained a calming and reassuring presence who always managed to maintain a good sense of humour, even when the going got tough. Thank you for all your help Daniel- we chose the right lawyer!