John Yalden

John joined the firm as a Partner in the Real Estate department and is a trusted advisor to many clients having held senior legal positions both in private practice and in-house over a legal career spanning over three decades.


  • Advising on the acquisition disposal and leasing of Residential and commercial Real estate
  • Bridging and real estate refinance
  • Acting for developers in the acquisition disposal and site set up of estates
  • Providing general strategic advice in association with corresponding internal and external specialists on a range of allied Private wealth issues.

Client types include

  • Private clients
  • High net worth individuals
  • Property investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Developers
  • Family offices

Career highlights

  • Acquisition and Disposal of super prime Commercial Building in Mayfair £35M through corporate structuring.
  • Acting for a private client in the sale of Riffhams House a notable Country House £10M
  • Acting in the sale of a mansion in a super prime location in London £40M
  • Part of a team overseeing the transition of real estate assets from London Borough of Enfield to Middlesex University Asst value Circa £100M.
  • Acting for a major corporate client in the acquisition of an urban re-development site in Watford with corresponding acquisition/development funding.
  • Acting in the acquisition of a mixed-use Country estate with farmland building and livery yard in Bedfordshire with acquisition funding.
  • Acting in Sale of the of Hyde Hotel London W2 £12M
  • In-house counsel/trusted advisor to a family office in London and overseas overseeing a variety of transactions in different sectors/asset classes.


De Montford university 1987-1990.

BSc Hons Law & Chemistry

Law society Finals at the College of Law Guildford 1990/1

Articled Clerk 1991

Qualifications & Memberships

Solicitor of England & Wales – Admitted October 1993

Granted Freedom of the City of London in 2010

Outside interests

Spending time with Family

Formula One & Motorsport

Various Charitable interests