Douglas is a Partner at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright.
He qualified as a Solicitor in 2002.
Prior to becoming a solicitor, Douglas was a tenant farmer in Worcestershire. He has considerable experience working across a vast number of agricultural and commercial property related areas including sales and purchases, development agreements and landlord and tenant matters with significant expertise dealing with all planning, environmental and rural related matters. He has also dealt with the purchase of land for construction projects and barn conversions advising on planning, development and construction matters and eventual sale of completed developments.
Douglas also works on behalf of local charities, the parish councils and not for profit organisations. He has in the past worked for both Hereford and Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance in land matters. He has specialist knowledge in agricultural and environmental matters including rights of way, the use of common land, water rights such as borehole and river water extraction. Douglas is also an elected member of the Malvern Hills District Council and remains a parish councillor for Rock in Worcestershire.
Your premises are a key part of your business. You should take legal advice on any lease before you commit. Here are some areas we can advise you upon before you sign on the dotted line and commit yourself and your business to what could be a costly mistake.
Communications network providers need rights to put their equipment on private land and the advent of 5G makes this need more pressing. A new Electronic Communications Code came into force at the end of 2017, and this has shifted the balance in favour of communications operators.
Public houses are closing all too often nowadays and while this is a sad sight, it means there may be opportunities to find a new use for one as a commercial development project. If an empty pub is well-located, it could make an ideal setting for a new business, such as a care home, convenience store, or flexible workspace
If your business no longer needs all the land that it owns, then selling part of your property for development can be a good way to release capital to invest in other aspects of the business. However, you must think ahead about how a development or another business next door will affect the land you still own and your business activities.
It has been noted in recent correspondence and communications from the Country Landowners Association (CLA) that they are calling on the government to support rural communities and in particular farming families in re-organising the structure of the businesses.
QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightDouglas Godwin is the best solicitor I’ve used, extremely friendly, and helpful during my process of purchasing a fishery, absolutely fantastic, will not hesitate to use again.
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QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightI’d like to thank you for the recent work you have done for me . Douglas Godwin is the nicest solicitor I’ve ever dealt with , fantastic at his job and extremely helpful and friendly. I will definitely be using Parkinson Wright again .
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QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightIt cannot go unmentioned how highly I speak for the solicitor who dealt with our sale. Mr Douglas Godwin was assigned to our case on a property we purchased at auction, therefore requiring a twenty eight day turnaround. We were initially passed from pillar to post by solicitors who were not capable to deal with our sale. We were eventually recommended to Mr Godwin with only two weeks to achieve a completion. We could not have been in more capable hands. Mr Godwin was highly efficient in every re .... read more
QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightMr Douglas Godwin is a very thorough competent Solicitor and my self and my wife are very pleased with the services provided to us thank you. Yours Sincerely Barry Dinsdale
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QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightWe closed a business, sold some Land and purchased a house, all with Parkinson Wright. Douglas Godwin in particular was outstanding!!! When ever I needed to contact him I always got through directly to him. Thank you so much Douglas and your very professional team.
QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wrightexcellent service great communication thank you.
QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightThank you for your amazing professional support over the past months.
QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightI just wanted to say thank you for ensuring all paperwork was completed and filed within timeframe, which has now led to us being granted planning permission for our new site. We’re delighted, and wished to pass on our appreciation of the role you played in making this happen, and for the negotiated rate..
QualitySolicitors Parkinson WrightOn behalf of Cattleya CIC, we would like to express our gratitude to Douglas for the support that you have provided to the company and students at King Charles 1 School. The legal advice given to the Directors has made a significant difference to the smooth running of the company. In addition, the support and guidance with the restructuring of the management team has been outstanding. Also, the opportunity for students to tender and attend cooperate events has been an exceptional exper .... read more
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