John McAuliffe

Partner & Team Leader

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John is Team Leader of the Residential Property Team in our Tonbridge office and supervises the lawyers within that team.

John joined Warners in 1999 as a qualified solicitor and spent his first 5 years in Warners commercial property team. John became the head of the residential property team in Tonbridge in 2005. He became a salaried partner in 2007 and an owner partner in 2011.

John advises individual clients on all aspects of residential property including freeholds, leaseholds and new builds. John has acted (and continues to act) for several high net worth clients in high value and complex transactions, both locally, and further afield (including London).

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  • Negotiated lease extensions
  • Development unit acquisitions
  • High value freehold and leasehold sales and purchases

Recognition & Memberships

  • Director and secretary of the West Kent Chamber for Commerce for the past 3 years.

News & Insights

… we have used John for every single property move over the past decade. They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do in life next to divorce, death of a family and moving/changing jobs. I have to say John has been my saving grace in my house moves. He is kind, compassionate and goes massively above and beyond with his emotional support, advice and words of wisdom … we will always use Warners for all our legal matters going forward. The culture of your solicitors is above and beyond and this is exactly why we come back as we feel so comfortable using Warners for all our holistic legal needs.

E Ambrose

“John and his Team at Warners reduce the pain and stress when purchasing a property. They are constantly there to explain the process and kick the other parties to keep the process moving swiftly to the correct conclusion. Next time I move Warners will be on my team!”

Graham Fry

“Warners were one of two law firms recommended to me when purchasing my home. My personal experience of dealing with John McAuliffe and his residential property team in Tonbridge, was good. They were professional, thorough, and I felt confident throughout. It was clear that John always had my best interests at heart. As a team, they responded well and dealt with my concerns. There was a clear benefit to using a local firm because they had the advantage of local knowledge. Their costs were less than I expected, and appeared competitive.”

Mr B