Donald Gray

Donald Gray

Consultant

DDI: 029 2082 9115

Mobile: 07985 584652

Email: dgray@darwingray.com

After several years working in commercial litigation in London, Donald moved to Wales where he pursued his interests in projects involving land and intellectual property. He co-founded Darwin Gray in 2002, bringing his expertise and skills in a number of specialist areas to the new firm.

Known for his hardworking and level-headed personality, Donald led both the Commercial Property and Intellectual Property teams for many years, acting on complex development projects with a focus on regeneration.

Since 1 April 2021, Donald now acts as a consultant for the firm, continuing to offer his renowned expertise and experience to deliver high-quality work for clients.

He thrives on making complicated legal issues manageable across a number of specialised areas, including the Welsh mining industry, coal authority licensing, and environmental issues.

In his spare time, Donald embraces photography as a creative outlet, and takes to the great outdoors on the weekends no matter the weather.

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“He always provides a carefully considered response delivered with care and speed.”

Chambers & Partners

  • Redevelopment of the Tramshed Cardiff from redundant industrial building to vibrant music venue and techhub.

  • Goodsheds Barry: redevelopment of redundant dock site to a mixed-use development including a container urban village.

  • Redevelopment of Newport Market. Redevelopment of the existing market hall to create now food court, office accommodation and social housing units.

  • Regeneration of Albert Hall in Swansea. Redevelopment of iconic building as a music venue as well as to include offices, accommodation and food hall.

  • Commercial Property

  • Regeneration projects

  • Security issues in construction

  • Welsh mining and environmental issues

  • Copyright and databases, licences of copyright and software

Experience

  • Consultant, Darwin Gray – 2021 – present

  • Founding Partner, Darwin Gray – 2002 – 2021

  • Solicitor and Partner, Palser Grossman – 1992 – 2002

  • Solicitor, Edward Lewis & Co – 1990 – 1992

  • Solicitor and Partner, Philippsohns 1985-1990

Education

  • Elizabeth College Guernsey

  • University of Birmingham

  • College of Law Guildford

I have worked with Darwin Gray for a number of years and the level of service, professionalism and timely response is second to none. I would highly recommend Darwin Gray to any business.”

Becs Beslee, Dice FM Ltd

Darwin Gray have provided us with a first-class service for many years now. They really take the time to understand our business and develop relationships which results in advice and support that is contextualised and effective.”

Rebecca Cooper, ACT Training

We have worked with Darwin Gray for several years and have always found their services and advice to be first class.”

Karen Gale, Stepping Stones Group

An extremely professional and sincere company who make time for your queries and understand the need to break down certain facts and information to ensure everything is understood perfectly. I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for any type of legal advice”

Gwawr Booth, Portal Training Ltd

PSS has worked with Darwin Gray for many years. We have always received an excellent service. Prompt and professional advice and support.”

Ledia Shabani, Property Support Services UK Ltd

We have used several departments within DG recently and we have been very pleased with an effective, efficient and down to earth service. Very happy thus far and I expect that we will continue to use DG.”

Guto Bebb, Farmers’ Union of Wales

Darwin Gray offer us truly superb services. Very professional, quick and services available bilingually which is very important to us, highly recommend.”

Iwan Hywel, Mentrau Iaith Cymru

My “go to” in urgent and time sensitive cases for direction, support and advice. The team are quick to respond to calls or emails for advice and support on all matters. Always explain complex matters in a way a lay person can easily understand.”

Margot Adams, Guarding UK Ltd

Darwin Gray have acted for myself and my company over a number of years and at all times we have been treated with a professional manner yet maintain a common-sense approach at all levels. We couldn’t recommend them more highly.”

Simon Baston, Loft Co

We have been clients of Darwin Gray for many years; they’ve always dealt with all of our legal matters with such professionalism. They work around us, even during awkward hours, and we feel confident we can always rely on them.”

Louise Williams, ACT Training

Darwin Gray has been acting for Siltbuster for more than ten years. We would have no hesitation in recommending Darwin Gray to other organisations small or large.”

Richard D Coulton, Siltbuster Ltd

From the very first conversation, I had no doubt that Darwin Gray should be the firm to receive our instructions on this matter. I would have no hesitation in recommending Darwin Gray.”

Sandra Warr, Tomos TV

We regularly instruct Darwin Gray. Their service in dealing with our transactional matters and disputes is always professional, prompt and efficient.”

John Poppleton, Absolute Property Management Solutions Ltd

Darwin Gray guided me through a long and extended process that would have been much more difficult had it not been for their patience and constant support.”

Ifan Lewis

Excellent and efficient service. Great result achieved, highly professional and transparent on pricing. Would recommend.”

David Stevens

Superb legal service provided. Exceeded expectations. They went above and beyond in order to provide the best service possible.”

Huw Pickrell

Very professional and understanding. They were a calming influence in a very troubling situation and they brought it to a very successful conclusion”

Rachel Jones

We have used Darwin Gray and have been seriously impressed. The personal approach is what Darwin Gray are excelling on and is the reason why we will continue to work with them in the future.”

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