Dan Shaw

Dan Shaw

Associate Solicitor

Dan joined the firm in February 2017 as an Associate Solicitor in the Real Estate, Land and Development department, focusing on residential development.

After qualifying in Birmingham in 2012, Dan joined the Residential Development team at Gateley and subsequently moved to the South West, continuing to act for major developers at Osborne Clarke in Bristol.  

Dan has extensive experience in the housebuilding sector, having acted for more than half of the UK’s top 20 housebuilders.

Dan’s wide ranging experience includes freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, residential and mixed-use developments, joint ventures and consortium projects, and affordable housing. 

Dan also brings useful knowledge of the public sector, having focused on projects for schools and charities in the two years prior to joining Goughs.

Where did you grow up? 

What was your first job? 
Paper round then Somerfield checkout assistant

What are your hobbies? 
Climbing trees (Dan is a qualified tree surgeon) and spending time with my wife and children

What is your favourite food? 
Roast lamb

What is your favourite drink? 
Ale / Scotch whisky

What is your favourite film? 
Band of Brothers

What is your favourite group/artist? 
Kings of Leon

What is your favourite book? 
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (or the bible)

Your likes? 
Manchester United; getting outdoors

Your dislikes? 
Pointless DVD menu screens

Any personal ambitions? 
Actually go to a United game (typical Man Utd fan)