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Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) LLP and Pitmans LLP merged on 1 December 2018 to become BDB Pitmans LLP. More details can be found here


John has specialised in the residential landlord and tenant field for 25 years, and has a particularly strong reputation in the leasehold enfranchisement of houses and flats, and lease extensions for flats. He also advises many managing agents and tenant management companies on tenancy issues.

John is a leading practitioner for tenant clients in the specialist leasehold reform field and is a ‘go to’ adviser for properties on the Cadogan, Grosvenor, Wellcome Trust, Howard de Walden and other principal central London estates.


Career highlights

  • Cadogan v 26 Cadogan Square Limited (House of Lords
  • Day v Hosebay (Supreme Court)
  • Sloane Stanley Trustees v Mundy (Court of Appeal)
  • Sloane Stanley Trustees v Carey-Morgan and Stephenson (Court of Appeal)

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