John Deech Partner

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Contact Details

“Leading Individual and Partner dealing with all aspects of commercial property, landlord and tenant, as well as property litigation.”

Legal 500 2018

“The 'attentive, clear-minded' John Deech impresses with his 'deep understanding of property law.' Clients add that 'he makes sure we are better informed than anyone we come up against.' He specialises in landlord/tenant and development matters.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2011
John focuses on commercial property work with particular expertise in charity property, landlord and tenant issues, and transactions involving land development.

Main areas of practice

John is also highly experienced in development agreements, funding agreements, options, planning, and taxation.


His clients include several of the major Oxford Colleges and associated institutions.

Other expertise

Commercial law: John has broad experience in commercial law, including employment, Freedom of Information issues, mergers and acquisitions, as well as trust law and taxation.

Education: He has substantial knowledge of education law, including employment, Freedom of Information issues, dispute resolution, trust law and taxation.

IT: John has a particular interest in the effective use of IT in law firms.


Articles by John

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Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers but with no changes for the rest of the market

As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

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After being invited to attend the Law Commission Symposium on 5 November 2018 to hear the proposals for enfranchisement reform and discuss how they will work in practice, Louise Uphill examines the key points.

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