Ben Johnston > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile

Cripps
NUMBER 22
MOUNT EPHRAIM
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Kent
TN4 8AS
England

Work Department

Real estate

Position

Ben is a partner in the real estate team acting for clients in both the private and public sector. His role includes advising large property investment companies, pension funds, private equity companies and local authorities on a wide variety of general commercial property matters.

Career

Trained and qualified (2006) Senior Associate (2011) Cripps Harries Hall; Managing Associate, Legal Director (2018) Partner (2020) Cripps

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

(Next Generation Partners)

Ben Johnston – Cripps

With strong expertise in commercial and residential properties, the ‘very well run team’ at Cripps in Tunbridge Wells includes ‘hardworking, intelligent problem solvers’ and regularly advises property investment companies, housing associations, corporates, retail parks and warehouse owners. Practice head Stephen Hedley provides ‘excellent advice’ and has recently handled the acquisition of logistics sites and disposals of retail assets. Sarah Ferguson is particularly experienced in the affordable housing sector, while Ed Fowler has a specialism in acting for luxury UK and international retailers and restaurateurs. Another key lawyer is Ben Johnston, who specialises in landlord and tenant matters, retail property and asset management work, and shopping centre investments. In early 2024, the firm acquired Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors, which added the expertise of James Clewlow, Jane Bowden and Craig Burton.