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John Ewens, Partner at Penningtons Manches


John is a consultant in the Guildford real estate team. He joined the firm in 1986 and was a partner from 1989 until 2020. He is recognised in The Legal 500 as a real estate specialist and has extensive experience in acting for landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers of industrial, office, retail, agricultural and licensed premises.

A significant proportion of his work is development-related, in particular, advising on the development of retail and industrial warehouse parks and medical centres, property joint ventures, landowners' collaboration and equalisation agreements, complex long-term option and overage agreements and property-related funding agreements.

John is an active member of the firm's health and care sector. He acts for many general practice partnerships in connection with their premises requirements but also acts for developers who build or fit out primary care premises.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for tenants in relation to developments involving pre-let agreements for lease and leases of 25 years in Shoreham by Sea and Goring by Sea.
  • Advising the developers of a major medical centre development with associated pre-let agreement for lease, lease and funding agreement at the Royal Gallery in Kingston upon Thames as part of a large residential regeneration development.
  • Acting for a landowner in connection with the completion of a landowners’ collaboration agreement and subsequent sale to a major residential developer for a development of 350+ houses.
  • Advising a landowner in granting an option in connection with a proposed development of 250+ houses with supermarket, GP practice premises and associated pharmacy.

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