Denise Bull

Denise Bull


"'Denise Bull provides expert guidance in commercial property law and takes a proactive approach'." - Legal 500 2019

Denise is a commercial property solicitor with over 25 years experience of all aspects of commercial property. From qualification she spent her early years as an in house lawyer for a major international Oil Company where she helped manage a portfolio of over 500 petrol stations as well as advising in connection with other general commercial matters.

"It was a pleasure to work with you and appreciated all of your advice and help and must say that you were very professional and diplomatic when times became difficult so a great big thank you from me" - R.D February 2024

“I instructed Dutton Gregory’s Commercial Property Team for the sale of my property as well as the purchase of another. Working with Denise Bull and her team throughout the process was an absolute pleasure.

During the 7 months it took for completion, Denise was approachable, reliable and provided sound advice. She was instrumental in the transaction, especially in helping resolve a few issues along the way.

I can’t fault Denise and her team who were fantastic throughout and would recommend them to anyone looking to instruct a commercial property solicitor.” - Claire Ridout

She returned to private practice where she worked on a commercial development at a government run nuclear facility and advised in connection with the development of several sites in England for an Israeli hotel chain. She has also advised on landlord and tenant matters for a large retail Group.

Denise took a sabbatical from the law when she competed in the Times Clipper 2000 Around the world Yacht race following which she qualified as a sailing instructor. She returned to the law in 2004 joining Southampton Firm Blake Lapthorn (now Blake Morgan) and has been based in and around Southampton ever since then. She is a committee member of the Southampton Property Association.

Denise specialises in portfolio management for both landlords and tenants. She deals with secured lending representing banks to provide independent lending advice and reports on title and also representing clients with borrowing and refinancing requirements. She deals with commercial sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold property. She also deals with sales and purchases of small businesses including pubs and post offices. Most recently she has dealt with the sale of an art gallery in the New Forest and its owner's relocation to Dartmouth.

"Other key figures include retail and leisure sector expert Denise Bull, who ‘has a pragmatic and practical view of how to get things done in a cost-effective manner". - Legal 500 2017

Whilst Denise tends not to deal with residential property she has been involved in advising in connection with leasehold enfranchisement issues for both landlords and tenants.

When she is not working or sailing her RS400 dinghy with her husband, Alan, Denise enjoys walking and cycling and touring on the back of a BMW motorbike. She also likes relaxing at home with their two cats.

For more information please call Denise on 023 8021 3294