About Teacher Stern

Established in 1967, Teacher Stern is a full service commercial law firm based in Holborn, London. With 31 partners and a total of 75 fee earners, we provide our clients with a complete range of commercial legal services whilst maintaining the flexibility, responsiveness and personal service that our clients have come to expect from, and value in, us.

We are ranked in the Legal 500 as one of the leading law firms in the UK across a number of our specialist practice areas. In addition, a number of our partners are ranked in Chambers and Partners and other major UK legal directories.

Our Expertise

We have an acknowledged expertise in undertaking large real estate and corporate transactions, as well as complex litigation and capital markets work. We have also developed particular specialisms in a number of sectors including Real Estate, Hospitality & Leisure, Retail, Technology & Media, Betting & Gaming, Sport and Transport.

Our Clients

Our clients range from UK and international corporates, to entrepreneurial companies of all sizes, to high profile individuals from the world of sport, film and music. They come to us because they know we’ll approach their problem from a commercial perspective, get quickly to the heart of the issue, and move fast to secure the results they’re looking for.

Contact Us

For more information regarding Teacher Stern, please contact:

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David Irwin

Partner Real Estate
Work 37 – 41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2314


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsDavid joined Teacher Stern as a trainee in 1990 and is the Head of our Real Estate department. He has many years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial and residential property, with particular expertise in structuring complex real estate acquisitions and sales, as well as development and property finance related matters. He also regularly acts on corporate real estate matters for his clients.

Representative Experience

David has:

  • Advised a private client in relation to the purchase of a £18m hotel in Central London.
  • Advised a Bank on a loan of £18m to a residential developer.
  • Advised clients on the £28m sale of an apart- hotel in London W2.
  • Advised clients on a series of purchases of student accommodation properties from UNITE.
  • Advised on the acquisition development and sale of a part residential part commercial development in London

Career History

Partner, Teacher Stern

Solicitor, Teacher Stern

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37 – 41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom