John Samson – Consultant

John Samson

5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3TW
United Kingdom
DX 41 London

Tel. +44 (0) 20 7300 7000
Fax. +44 (0) 20 7300 7100
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John is a consultant specialising in real estate.  He acts as a professional support lawyer and also carries a quantity of client work.   John qualified in 1970 and was a partner at Nabarro for 34 years before joining Taylor Wessing.  He has covered the full range of commercial real estate work from purchases, sales, auctions and tenders to town centre developments and portfolio refinancing.  

John has acted for Great Portland Estates Plc on properties throughout the country (including important developments in Moorgate, Bishopsgate and in the West End).  He has acted for Royal London Asset Management on portfolio acquisitions and sales involving sophisticated ownership structures. 

John has also acted for Westminster City Council on development schemes and a host of other public as well as private property entrepreneurs.  

John has also specialised in property restructuring and re-gearing arrangements; tax efficient transactions in enterprise zones and maximizing values on rent reviews.   He has edited Property Law Bulletin for over 20 years and speaks regularly at commercial property conferences.  He was a Blundell Memorial Lecturer in 1992. John is rated as an expert in "Chambers" and in "Who's Who Legal" (2008 editions).  

Topics covered at recent conferences include:

  • overage on property sales; rent review: maximization of values; handling break clauses successfully;
  • repossession for redevelopment under the 1954 Act; development problems with easements and covenants;
  • mechanisms for sale transactions overcoming 1987 Landlord and Tenant Act problems; service charges;
  • leases excluded from statutory protection;
  • loss of guarantees; and
  • 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act sophistications.  

Outside the law, John is a school governor, member of Kollel Lev Aryeh Laib.

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