Admitted as a Solicitor:   2003


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Commercial Property

Landlord and Tenant



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John is a senior commercial real estate and development solicitor whose experience includes acting for developers on the acquisition and disposal of greenfield sites, running major infrastructure projects (rail and transport) leading on corporate acquisitions and development of both brownfield disposals, acting for investment clients and funders on the acquisition and management of hotel, office, retail, and warehouse premises, the acquisition, management and disposal of land and premises by energy companies, charities, large private estates and farmers and a wide range of landlord and tenant matters.  He has particular expertise in rail affected developments and unregistered land.



Highlights include advising:

  • On the acquisition and disposal of a 160-acre development site in East London, involving leading on complex negotiations with developers, Olympic authorities and other Governmental bodies, 3 separate railway operators and several major utility providers.

  • On the compulsory acquisition of Ebbsfleet International Station, including the largest station car-park site in Europe (in excess of 9,000 spaces).

  • A company that constructs and maintains trains on the acquisition of a light maintenance depot from Rail for London.

  • Top 20 law firms on numerous real estate support projects.

  • On the re-organisation and transfer of the entire mortgage book (including Islamic finance agreements) of a major bank immediately prior to the financial crisis of 2008.