David is a partner and joint head of our team and has specialised in private client and agricultural work since he qualified in 1994. David attended Newcastle University where he studied Law and then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course. He completed his training contract at Roythornes Solicitors where he worked until joining Langleys in 2005.
David provides succession planning, inheritance tax and capital gains tax advice for estate owners (and Trustees), farmers, business owners and high net worth individuals.
His work extends to advice in relation to Trusts and Estates, complex wills, Inheritance Act Claims, Contentious Probate Claims and Proprietary and promissory estoppel.
David is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA). He is also the Under Sheriff of Lincolnshire
“David Wood specialises in tax and trusts for a client base of farmers and private landowners. Interviewees describe him as "a very able lawyer; he's strong on the tax side of things."”
Chambers and Partners, 2019 | Band 2 | Agriculture and Rural Affairs
“David Wood is recommended for tax and succession planning on behalf of high-net-worth clients. ”
Legal 500, 2018
“He is described as 'fiercely bright' continuing: 'He is a go-getter and good to work with.' Wood advises clients on Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax, working with high net worth individuals, business owners and farmers. A market insider comments: 'I feel that David's key qualities are his ability to pitch advice at the client's level and to communicate in a straightforward manner,' adding he would be 'first choice of solicitor to deal with.' Wood is further described as 'friendly, approachable and responsive'.”