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David Hyams Bio

David Hyams

Director of Commercial Property

Branch(es) York Office

Direct Dial 01904 716027

David Hyams went to the Duke of York's Royal Military School in Kent and attended universities in Leicester and Leeds, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1997.

He joined the firm now known as Pearsons & Ward in 1998 and became a Partner in 2003. In that year he also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Legal Practice.

David is the head of the Commercial Property Department in York. He specialises in the sale and acquisition of commercial freehold property as well as all aspects of the leasing of commercial property, including the grant and transfer of leases, and business asset sales. He has handled all types of commercial property including licensed premises, restaurants, shops, warehouses and factories.

For the last 10 years David was the Parliamentary Liaison Officer and Council Member for the Yorkshire Law Society until he recently stood down. He is currently on the Premises Strategy Committee of the City of York Hockey Club and is a member of the York Property Forum and York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  David has also advised on BBC Radio York on property matters.

David is married with 2 children. His interests include squash, hockey and football as well as travel and current affairs.

What clients say:

"I would like to thank you again for your close attention and skilled advice and experience in concluding this protracted matter satisfactorily. It was unduly complex and your patience and forbearance was as impressive as your professionalism."

"Thank you David, and on behalf of the Trustees for all your exceptionally hard work and wise counsel on this."

"The service we received from David was second to none."

"Thank you for doing this so promptly and with such courtesy David. You are a star. Happy customer."

"Helped us through a potential nightmare situation. Bringing it to a successful conclusion"

"Having gone through a complicated SPA purchase and 2 property leases for our two nursery schools, I am delighted to say that Ware and Kay (David and Peter) surpassed our expectations and have lived up to their strapline 'Good on Paper, Even Better in person'. Their attention to detail certainly kept the sellers solicitors on the toes! We will say, we had a clear advantage by using Ware and Kay! Thanks David and Peter."

"I was both delighted and surprised to hear that we had got such a result. If I ever went hunting for gold I will bring you along!"

"David Hyams was excellent and went beyond the call of duty and was very concerned to protect our interests.  Thank you very much."

"I could not have expected better treatment or more efficient service than I received. Thank you."

"Many thanks for the personal and professional assistance with the closure of our business and all associated matters. We are very grateful for the rapid conclusion on your part. We thought that you have handled this very well and appreciate your consideration of the circumstances at the time."

"We just wanted to say thank you for your support and assistance regarding the sale of the restaurant - it was a taxing time for all concerned and we appreciate that you went the extra mile to try and keep things moving."

"Many, many thanks for your care and support, when we are ready for the next bout of commercial business buying, we will get in touch!"

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