Partners and Senior Management
- Commercial Litigation
- Property and Construction disputes
- Professional Negligence
- Contentious Probate
After a career in industry Iwan Doull retrained as a lawyer and has been a partner in Berry Smith since 2003. He deals with all aspects of Commercial Litigation, but has a particular specialisation in property related matters and heads up the firm's highly regarded Property Litigation team. He also has a flourishing practice in Professional Negligence and Contentious Probate matters and is the only lawyer in Wales recommended in the Legal 500 Independent Guide to the Legal Profession in five different areas of law, which describes him as a "leader in the field" and an "excellent litigator”.
He is also a top ranked lawyer in Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession which has described him as "First-class", “extremely bright” and, in the 2018 edition, that "he is very smart, savvy, streetwise and you feel very reassured when he is on your side"
Iwan believes that his non legal background enables him to provide more than merely legal advice, as is recognised again in both the Legal 500 and Chambers, which state that he "combines excellent advice with excellent value for money" and is "commercially minded, and straightforward to deal with".
Iwan is a member of the Property Litigation Association, The Compulsory Purchase Association, ACTAPS (the organisation for specialist contentious trust and probate lawyers) and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. He is a regular speaker on all property related matters for the RICS across Wales and for several years has been the sole legal speaker at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Wales’ annual conference.
Iwan sits on the board of GReW Wales, a not for profit company providing education and workplace training to disadvantaged young people in South Wales. He is also a board member of the Welsh Cycling Union.
Iwan also sits as a Deputy District Judge in the Civil Courts in Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
- Representing a Consortium of Golf Retailers in the Court of Appeal relating to anti-competitive practices by the manufacturer of a major brand of golf products
- Defended Commercial Property Landlord in relation to a claim for proprietary estoppel in the Court of Appeal
- Acted for a development company in relation to a road side service station and retail park in a planning dispute in the Court of Appeal