John McLean
Commercial Property Partner

John McLean

John is an experienced Commercial Property Partner. He qualified in 2007 and has over 14 years’ post-qualification experience, having acted on the full range of Commercial Property transactions throughout his career. He is a thorough, tenacious and commercially minded solicitor.


John trained at international law firm Eversheds in Birmingham for two years from 2005. Qualifying in 2007, he spent a further 9 years with Eversheds, as Solicitor, Associate and Senior Associate in their corporate occupiers department to 2016. He gathered a huge amount of valuable commercial experience, counting some very large corporates amongst his clients – for example a high street bank, a national storage company and a water and sewerage undertaker.

In 2016 John moved to regional heavyweight Thursfields, where he spent 5 years as a Senior Associate in the Birmingham and Kidderminster offices. He acted for a wealth of local businesses in the midlands region – occupiers, landlords, landowners and developers. He also carried out more specialised work for clients further afield, including a Local Authority based in Hertfordshire.

John joined Nexa Law as a Partner in 2021 and continues to provide pragmatic, commercially focused and technically effective advice to clients both locally and nationally.

Areas of Expertise

John is experienced in all types of Commercial Property work:

  • Freehold – Acquisitions and Disposals.
  • Leasehold – Asset Management (Deeds of Variation, Licences to Alter, Licences to Assign, Licences to Underlet & Rent Deposit Deeds), Lease Assignments, Long Leases, Rack Rent Leases and Renewal Leases.
  • Other – Deeds of Easement, Licences to Occupy, Mortgages, Charges & Refinancing, Option Agreements, Overage Deeds, Pre-Emption Agreements and Promotion Agreements.
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