Partner, Real Estate

Alex Lewsley

Alex is a real estate lawyer based in Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Thames Gateway office, specialising in commercial property investment and asset management matters.

Alex joined Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2011 and was listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Super Lawyers London under ‘Commercial Property’ in 2013 before being promoted to Partner in 2018. Prior to joining Thomson Snell & Passmore, he was at City-based law firm Speechly Bircham (now Charles Russell Speechlys) where he had also trained.

Alex has written articles and hosted round-table discussion events about issues affecting the regeneration of the Thames Gateway (North Kent) region, and between 2012 – 2021 was an external governor at North Kent College (including serving a maximum two terms as Chair).

Alex Lewsley

Specialisms & expertise

  • Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold commercial property, including portfolios, for investment, non-residential development and/or owner-occupation
  • Commercial landlord and tenant work
  • Commercial property aspects of corporate acquisitions and sales, restructuring and refinancing
  • Property finance.

Examples of work

Acting for Chatham Maritime Trust

Acting for Colas Rail Limited

Acted for a manufacturer on leasehold acquisition and relocation

Acted for an insurance group on leasehold acquisition of HQ office space

Acted for a telecoms company on leasehold acquisition

Acted for the owner of the famous London music shop Foote’s

Achievements & other appointments

  • 2012-2021: External governor at North Kent College
  • 2013: Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Super Lawyers London, under his primary area of practice ‘Commercial Property’.
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Alex completed a History & Politics 2.1 BA Hons in 1998, Warwick University and a Diploma in Law, College of Law in 1999. Alex also completed his Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation), College of Law (now the University of Law), London in 2000.