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Edward Newport


Edward Newport

Edward Newport trained with Hogan Lovells and qualified into the London Real Estate practice in March 2013. Edward acts for a variety of property owners, such as M&G Real Estate, Friends Life and Land Securities, as well as retailers and corporate occupiers, such as News UK and American Express. Edward acts on a broad range of commercial property transactions including leasing and management work (acting for both landlords and tenants), sales and purchases, development and investment work. Whilst training with the firm, Edward was seconded to ExxonMobil.

Edward is skilled with technology and has been heavily involved in developing the firm's new Hub platform for sharing, storing and presenting client information and documents. He has also assisted with the development of the Model Commercial Lease.



Representative experience

Assisting the Prudential Life Fund on the purchase of a portfolio of 46 light industrial estates for £140m from Europa.

Assisting on News UK's pre-let of and relocation to The Place, London Bridge.

Assisting on CMS Cameron McKenna LLP's pre-let of and relocation to new London Headquarter offices.

Assisting with title due diligence on a development for a global energy provider.

Advising M&G Real Estate on the purchase of property at Surrey Research Park.

Advising Friends Life Limited on the sale of Lyon Business Park, Barking.

Advising M&G Real Estate, Amex, BMO Real Estate and Shaftesbury on a variety of office and retail lettings.

Advising on a variety of day-to-day management transactions in both retail and commercial properties and acting for landlords and tenants.

Advising pro bono clients on a number of lettings across England and Wales.

Education and admissions


  • LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2008
  • LL.M., University of Leicester, 2006


  • Solicitor in England and Wales

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