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Pitmans LLP

46 THE AVENUE, SOUTHAMPTON, SO17 1AX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 345 222 9222
Fax:
Fax 0238 083 7788
Email:
Web:
www.pitmans.com

John Newton

Tel:
Work 023 8083 7742
Email:
BDB Pitmans

Work Department

Commercial property.

Position

John has over 30 years’ experience advising on commercial property acquisitions and
disposals and landlord and tenant lease negotiation. He has a background in farming
and acts for working and lifestyle farmers and large agricultural institutional investors.
He also has special expertise in marine, coastal, river and harbour issues. John is a
regular speaker at RICS and other events.

Career

Trained Linklaters & Paines; qualified 1982; partner at Lamport Bassitt since 1989 and then Partner at Pitmans since 2014.

Member

Law Society,Mission to Seafarers, Country Landowners Association, Countryside Alliance.

Education

Hamond’s Grammar School (Swaffham, Norfolk); Downing College, University of Cambridge, Norfolk County Scholar (1975).

Leisure

Speaking engagements on archaeology and local history, horse racing; shooting.


South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Hampshire

Within: Commercial property: Hampshire

Pitmans LLP's team is 'good at identifying the key commercial points and good at negotiating those' and is 'excellent all round and responsive and pragmatic'. Senior partners John Newton and Nick Todd are 'able to apply commercially workable solutions to legal problems'. The team has an established specialism in matters concerning harbours, foreshore, docks and marinas, and farms and agricultural estates. The group also handles the sale, acquisition and letting of freehold and leasehold property together with options and conditional agreements. It is assisting ferry company Red Funnel with negotiations for the purchase and redevelopment of a substantial part of East Cowes.

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