Donall is a partner in the conveyancing team.
He advises both buyers and sellers in relation to freehold and leasehold transactions, dealing with many high value properties in prime locations.
As well as his transactional work, his areas of particular expertise include lease extensions (including lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993), new leases, identifying and rectifying defective leases, probate sales, Court of Protection sales, re-mortgages, auction sales and purchases, secured lending, new build purchases, restrictive covenants, residential development and some leasehold enfranchisement matters.
He regularly acts for high-net-worth clients and he often receives referrals from the major City firms who do not undertake conveyancing matters.
Donall gives seminars and external training to estate agents on developments in conveyancing and the pitfalls to avoid in leasehold transactions.
He is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times Ask the Expert column, some of which are listed below as well as under 'news' and 'insight':
- advice on chancel repair
- advice on security release fees
- advice on selling timeshare properties
- advice on tracking down property deeds
- advice on issues with a property's freehold
- advice on purchasing a property with a history of subsidence
- advice on inheriting freehold interests
- advice on restrictive covenants
- advice on standard leasehold contracts and selling to the freeholder
- advice on securing a property in the face of other buyer interest
- advice on buying the freehold
Donall qualified in 1997 and joined Russell-Cooke in 2002 becoming a partner in 2005.