David Lloyd Roberts


David has extensive experience of dealing with both public and private sector clients on all commercial property matters.

He has acted on behalf of the Welsh Government in relation to housing stock transfers. David is also involved in matters connected to the acquisition of land on behalf of national and regional house builders, registered social landlords and public sector organisations.


  • Commercial property development
  • Housing associations
  • Landlord and tenant

Career history

  • Trained: Hugh James
  • Qualified: 1974
  • Partner at Hugh James: 1975


  • Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
  • Hawks Club
  • Welsh Sports Hall of Fame


  • Advising Welsh Government on Local Authority stock transfers

David Roberts is highly regarded for his extensive expertise on social housing property matters as well as his pragmatic advice. He continues to advise the Welsh government on social housing issues.
Chambers UK 2014 

David Roberts heads an experienced team at Hugh James, which advises on a very broad range of projects for both private and public sector clients. Roberts continues to advise the Barry Waterfront Consortium on its £250m development.
The Legal 500 2013


  • Grove Park Grammar School
  • Selwyn College, Cambridge (M.A., LL.B.)


  • Welsh

What do you love most about your job?

The challenge of dealing with complex site negotiation and dealing with other property professionals.

What do you like to do outside work?

Travel, films and sport generally, but participating principally in golf.


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