BDB Pitmans LLP

John Newton

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Practice Areas

John has 36 years’ experience advising on commercial property acquisitions and disposals, including investment properties and substantial portfolios, landlord and tenant lease negotiation and secured lending. He has special expertise in marine, coastal, river and harbour issues. He has a background in farming and acts for working and lifestyle farmers. John is a speaker at RICS and other events.

Professional Memberships

Law Society; Hampshire Incorporated Law Society; Honorary Solicitor, The Mission to Seafarers.


John is a Law graduate of Cambridge University. John trained and then qualified with City firm Linklaters & Paines. He joined Southampton law firm Lamport Bassitt (now Pitmans) in 1988, where he became a partner in 1990.