Dominic Morris Partner

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1999 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Dominic Morris

Dominic is a London based real estate partner and Head of Senior Living. He has over 20 years' experience, advising on project structuring, development agreements, management agreements, joint ventures, funding agreements, acquisitions and disposals, plot sales and lease and rental model structuring.

With a focus on the rapidly expanding senior living sector, Dominic has a strong track record in advising many of the leading developers, operators and investors, as well as new entrants into the sector.

He also has extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams advising public and private sector clients on place making housing led regeneration schemes and transport infrastructure led development.


Dominic has recently joined Gowling WLG and some examples of his recent experience from his previous firm include:

  • Advising on a £400m joint venture for the development of four retirement villages and the subsequent financing of two of the schemes
  • Advising on the £125m and £150m refinancing of two portfolios of retirement villages
  • Advising on new forms of residential long leases and rental tenancy structures for multiple retirement community operators
  • Advising on the acquisition and development of numerous retirement community and care home sites through joint ventures and direct delivery
  • Advising on retirement community operating management agreements, development management agreements, sales and marketing agreements and care management agreements
  • Advising on the c.£750m housing led regeneration of Purfleet village, Essex
  • Advising on various corporate and contractual joint ventures for the delivery of housing led development around London transport assets
  • Advising on the c.£350m mixed use development of Stevenage SG1.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2020

    • Career
      May 2020
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2010

    • Career
      May 2010
      Eversheds Sutherland, Partner
  • 2007

    • Career
      April 2007
      Eversheds, Associate
  • 2004

    • Career
      January 2004
      Macfarlanes, Solicitor
  • 1999

    • Career
      September 1999
      Boodle Hatfield, Solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1997

    • Career
      September 1997
      Boodle Hatfield, Trainee
  • 1996

    • Education
      College of Law, York, CPE and LPC
  • 1994

    • Education
      The University of Leeds, History