Paul Stones

Paul Stones

Senior Associate

Email paul.stones@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupCorporate

Paul qualified in 2013 and joined Hogan Lovells in 2015 after previous commercial careers in business management at P&O and prior to that as a partner in an independent firm of surveyors. Before joining the legal profession, years spent instructing and engaging legal services as a client provided a valuable insight into both sides of the advisor to client relationship.

He now deals with all types of real estate transactions for a wide variety of clients and has focussed on electrical energy generation advising in the renewables market on the real estate aspects of wind, solar, anaerobic and battery storage projects.

His experience with freehold and leasehold sales, purchases and landlord and tenant matters coupled with a commercial background means he is familiar with the motivation and aspirations of his clients.

Education and admissions


LL.B., The University of Law, 2011

DipSurv, 1992

BSc, University of Central Lancashire, 1987

Representative experience

Advising a renewables portfolio owner on the real estate requirements during the disposal of several solar projects.

Advising on real estate aspects of due diligence for corporate share sale transactions.

Negotiating leases, licences and contracts for sale and purchase for several well known London and UK wide estate portfolios and pension funds.

Negotiating leases, licences and contracts for sale and purchase for several well known estate portfolios and pension funds including office, retail and industrial assets.

Negotiation of options and leases for solar, wind and AD gas-to-grid projects.

Standardising solar real estate documentation to reduce project negotiation, title investigations and supporting infrastructure.

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