David is a Partner and Head of the Property Department, having qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and joined the firm in 2007.

David has considerable experience in a wide range of commercial property matters, although he specialises in landlord and tenant cases. David will always go the extra mile for his clients and he recognises that, in addition to giving high quality legal advice, it is essential to be commercial and proactive, to ensure transactions proceed as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Since clients tend to speak to their colleagues in the sector about a favourable property transaction, David has built a reputation in a number of diverse disciplines, including publishing, hedge funds and media companies.

David also undertakes residential property transactions for his commercial clients.


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David Joseph has represented AvePoint in several complex office negotiations. David provided unparalleled legal representation coupled with practical business advice, which is not often found in the same person. David was extremely proactive and responsive and I found great value in the services he rendered.
— Brian M. Brown, Corporate COO and General Counsel, Avepoint
In June 2015, I instructed David Joseph of Abrahams Dresden to help my company take a new lease of offices (approx. 6,000 sq ft) in Russell Square, WC1. I’m delighted to say we moved into our new space on schedule in December 2015.

David approached the project with a clear, practical and experienced approach. He handled a multitude of last minute challenges with diplomacy, patience and good humour. All of David’s work was painstakingly thorough, yet produced promptly – I can think of no time throughout the period in which we were working together where there was a delay due to work outstanding on David’s part.

One of the things I liked most about working with David is how responsive he is – if on a rare occasion he misses your call, he will contact you as soon as he’s free. He also brings a calm tenacity to his work – he didn’t let me forget about some of the non-critical but still important issues I might otherwise have overlooked due to my primary focus on the lease. I trusted him completely and also very much enjoyed working with him during a stressful period for our company (we were moving during our busiest time of year). I would highly recommend David for any commercial property project.
— Micki Wainhouse, Corporate Counsel, Blackhawk Network
I was introduced to Abrahams Dresden by our property agent for the acquisition of our first leased offices. Whilst the process was new for us, David Joseph, our solicitor expertly guided us through each step explaining how the process worked, timings and all the key considerations.

For each decision we had to make, David helped with both the legal position as well the commercial reality, balancing the risks involved with our desire to stick to the agreed schedule and complete the deal on time.

We needed lawyers with the patience to guide ‘first time buyers’ through the process whilst also making sure we ended up with a robust commercial deal. AD have have a ‘can-do’ attitude in spades and I wouldn’t hesitate to both use them again or recommend to others. Seriously impressive.
— Paul Parker, Louise Parker Limited