Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold commercial property, including portfolios, for investment, development and/or owner-occupation
Commercial landlord and tenant work
Commercial property aspects of corporate acquisitions and sales, restructuring and refinancing
Client stories & examples of work
Acting for Chatham Maritime Trust, a special purpose trust responsible for the long term management of a 350 acre mixed use urban regeneration site in Kent, on general estate management matters
Acting for Colas Rail Limited, a rail transport infrastructure installation and maintenance company, on general depot and office estate management matters.
Acted for a manufacturer on leasehold acquisition and relocation to a new purpose built single-site UK facility at Kimpton Industrial Estate in Sutton, one of the first buildings to be awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating
Acted for an insurance group on leasehold acquisition of HQ office space within landmark art deco style building One America Square in the City of London, and other regional offices
Acted for a telecoms company on leasehold acquisition of HQ office space at Crossways Business Park in Kent Thameside. This transaction ranked amongst the top 6 business park office lettings in Kent during 2014, as reported in that year’s Kent Property Market Review
Acted for the owner of the famous London music shop Foote’s on leasehold acquisition of newly refurbished retail premises in Bloomsbury.
Types of client
Commercial property investors, both corporate and individual
Landlords and tenants of commercial property, both corporate and individual
Lenders on investment properties.
Achievements & other appointments
2013 – ongoing: External governor at North Kent College
2013 - Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Super Lawyers London, under his primary area of practice ‘Commercial Property’.
2018 - Promoted to Partner
2011 - Joined Thomson Snell & Passmore
2003 (September) - Qualified as a solicitor at Speechly Bircham LLP (now Charles Russell Speechlys LLP) where had also trained
2000 - Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation), College of Law (now the University of Law), London
1999 - Diploma in Law, College of Law (now the University of Law), London
1998 - History & Politics 2.1 BA Hons, Warwick University.
As always with leases, I am given a cost up front for the work, with a full explanation of what that includes. I am always advised of all options and consequences, even those options I have not thought of. To date, all leases are processed quickly and efficiently.
Alex stuck with it, was diligent and thorough on what was a long drawn out transaction.
The service was prompt and professional. Mr Lewsley is approachable and knowledgeable and gave me very good advice and service.
I have nothing but praise for Alex and the team. Extremely satisfied. Everything went as planned and I was appraised at every stage. Every aspect of their involvement was very professional. Definitely recommend.
Thank you very much for dealing with all of this on my behalf . It has been quite nerve wracking at times as I am fairly new to all this , but you have been a tower of strength . You have dealt with everything in a very professional manner and have helped me enormously , thank you very much.
The service was prompt and professional. Mr Lewsley is approachable and knowledgeable and gave me very good advice and service. I was able to contact him easily, he answered my emails and queries quickly but professionally. He grasped the problems we were dealing with and sorted his way through methodically.
Everything handled smoothly, pleasantly and accurately. Could not have asked for better!
Very professional, yet friendly, advice throughout.
We have used TS&P for many years, since before our move from Tunbridge Wells in 1969. They have always served us and our needs extremely well. Alex was diligent and precise in his dealings with us and our landlord's solicitor during a tedious and drawn-out procedure. This was not down to Alex, but issues I had with the landlord.
Kept all informed during the process and proactively provided solutions to any queries raised.