Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors
John Dingle

John Dingle

Partner, Commercial Property Law

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 2003

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John Dingle is a partner in our award-winning Commercial Property team.

He has over 15 years’ experience of a wide range of transactions, including property development, the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold property, commercial leases, secured lending, and public and private health sector work.

John is recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

Blandy & Blandy LLP was named 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards and as a finalist again in 2018.

John joined Blandy & Blandy LLP from Morgan Cole (now Blake Morgan) as an associate solicitor in 2013 and became a partner in 2015.

He attends and speaks at a wide range of planning and sector focused events across the Thames Valley and is a regular speaker at the firm's annual Property & Planning law seminar.

Examples of recent work

  • The sale by a university landowner to a national housebuilder of a brownfield development site with planning permission for 126 homes for over £20,000,000 (plus overage). The transaction involved the existence of radioactive contamination, the construction of a new access to retained land, the construction of SUDS and a SANG, overage provisions, and payment by promissory note backed by a security deposit.
  • Taking security over multiple properties with a value in excess of £12,000,000 in connection with a loan of over £7,000,000 for our national bank client. The loan was to fund the purchase of a commercial unit in order to complete the full ownership of an estate, and completion took place within four weeks, despite the presence of a number of obstacles including complex issues associated with unity of seisin.
  • An option agreement between our landowner client and a major housebuilder for the residential development of more than 80 houses on over 30 acres of land, with a minimum purchase price of £5,000,000 (plus overage) and the operation of deferred payment provisions to the extent that the purchase price exceeded £15,000,000.
  • The multi-million pound development, by a private healthcare provider, of a new-build diagnostics centre on an NHS hospital site and the associated refurbishment of adjoining existing clinical space, linked to a 15 year services contract for the provision of MRI diagnostic scans and the subsequent grant of multiple leases and sub-leases.
  • The purchase of hotel and mixed-use city centre properties of strategic importance to a hotelier client for £8,400,000. The acquisitions involved TOGC mechanisms, funder security over multiple properties, constitutional variations, the subordination of shareholder debt, and a BVI corporate seller.
  • The multi-million pound disposal under a conditional contract of a care home development site and the related disposal for a minimum sale price of £5,000,000 of an adjoining residential development site for the development of not less than 100 homes pursuant to a promotion agreement. The transactions also involved the complex provision of associated infrastructure for our client’s development of further housing and a Montessori nursery on retained land.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial leases (landlord & tenant) 
  • Development land
  • Sale and purchase of commercial property
  • Secured lending (property finance)

Professional Memberships:

Member, The Law Society

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, LPC 
Oxford Brookes University, PGDL 
Swansea University, MA Politics
Swansea University, BA History and Politics

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers UK
Recommended, The Legal 500
Finalist - 'Property Law Firm of the Year' Thames Valley Property Awards 2018
Winner - 'Property Law Firm of the Year' Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

What our clients say...

“Thorough, commercial and approachable.”

Chambers UK

“The commercial, responsive and flexible John Dingle is a pleasure to work with, and is recommended for healthcare sector matters and secured lending.”

The Legal 500

“John is an excellent lawyer who takes a commercial approach to his work and is very responsive to his client’s requirements.”

Sally Unwin, Senior Legal Counsel, InHealth Group

“He thinks outside the box and pays great attention to the small details that could trip us up.”


“Commercial, responsive and flexible, John Dingle is a pleasure to work with.”


“He is thorough and very good at looking out for our interests.”


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