John has almost twenty years' experience in property litigation, with several high profile wins in the Court of Appeal. John concentrates on commercial property disputes with particular specialism in business lease renewals and lease termination issues. His longstanding clients include PLC retailers, local Councils and Universities. John is also team manager of the Property Litigation Department. 

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John Darnell "combines in-depth legal knowledge with commercial judgement and commonsense". Legal 500 2018

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John Darnell is noted for his particular expertise across a range of landlord and tenant disputes. Sources praise his "meticulous attention to detail and commercial awareness."

Chambers & Partners 2019

John Darnell "combines in-depth legal knowledge with commercial judgement and commonsense".

Legal 500 2018

Clients praise John Darnell's "impressive technical knowledge" and describe him as "commercially adept and forward-thinking."

Chambers & Partners 2018

"John Darnell is recognised for his strength in real estate disputes. Sources say: 'He is very dynamic and very conscientious.' He provides particular expertise in lease renewal and termination cases."

Chambers and Partners 2017
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