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Weightmans LLP

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Nathan East

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Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Real estate.


Nathan has substantial experience in advising clients on real estate, projects and commercial joint ventures. The focus of his practice is in the healthcare and emergency services sectors. He acts for a full range of clients across these sectors, advising healthcare professionals, NHS bodies, Foundation Trusts, Fire and Rescue Services, Ambulance Trusts, and real estate funders and developers. Nathan specialises in development and within the healthcare sector have acted on over 40 schemes for both occupiers and developers of Primary Care premises, including 3PD, LIFT, polyclinics. community hospitals and social care centres. He also regularly advises on landlord and tenant matters, acting for both owners and occupiers and am experienced in the sale and acquisitions of healthcare property, including hospitals, surgeries and specialist clinics. He has also advised Foundation Trusts on substantial transactions including the property aspects of Trust mergers and acquisitions. Nathan’s experience also includes advising Fire and Rescue Authorities and Ambulance trusts on substantial capital and transformation projects, including new station sales and developments, and joint ventures with other emergency service organisations. Additionally, he advises healthcare practitioners on partnership matters, in particular those relating to practice premises including surgery acquisitions, surgery financing and refinancing and the tailoring of bespoke Declaration of Trust Deeds for surgery ownership. He has contributed to the healthcare and national press on health care real estate issues and was part of a Sky News special report on NHS property.


Trained Baker & McKenzie 2000; Hempsons 2002-08, partner 2009-13; partner DAC Beachcroft LLP 2013-15; partner Weightmans 2015-date.


Kingston University (1998 LLB 1st class hons; 2000 LLM (Hons)).


Attending football, rugby, NFL, Formula 1, travel and gym.

London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Weightmans LLP ’s team ‘has excellent knowledge of the healthcare sector’ and expertise in advising a number of public bodies and NHS clients ‘means they are well-placed to provide the type of service needed by public bodies’. The practice handles regulatory matters and healthcare litigation for public sector clients . Rachel Kneale , Richard Jolly  and Tony Yeaman  jointly lead the national group and are supported by the ‘excellent and proactive’ Vanessa Splaine  who specialises in clinical negligence. Other key contacts are the ‘knowledgeable and informed’ Edwina Farrell  working on GP partnerships, transactions and real estate and Nathan East  gives ‘sensible and pragmatic advise’ to NHS Trusts, public services organisations and healthcare practitioner on commercial, governance and real estate issues. Simon Turner  is highly recommended for regulatory work and has acted for Professional Standards Authority for health and social care and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in highly complex litigation. Kneale represented Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in an inquest involving a patient who died from a laceration to the liver following a bike accident. Farrell and East continue to advise Kent Local Medical Committee on real estate matters.

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