Dan Evans

Principal (Partner)

Dan is a Principal solicitor in our business team specialising in commercial property.

Dan provides specialist commercial property advice acting for a wide range of commercial clients (individuals, companies, pensions schemes, charities) dealing with all types of commercial property  - retail, offices, industrial, leisure and development.

Dan works closely with a number of commercial Landlords to assist them with the management of their investment portfolios and advise them on all legal aspects of their business.

Dan is listed in the respected Legal 500 client guide where he is described as “proactive and helpful”.

Key Achievements
  • Acted in the refinancing of a large property investment group

  • Acted in the acquisition of an airfield for an aircraft construction client

  • Acted in the purchase of a 15 unit industrial estate

  • Acted for the purchaser in the acquisition of a trading hotel business for c£1 million

  • Acted in the disposal of large agricultural land holdings for c£3.4 million

  • Acted for a charity client in registering a large area of the Norfolk Broads at the Land Registry

  • Acted in the grant of an option for the construction of an onshore windfarm

  • Acted in the grant of a lease for the creation of a solar farm

  • Acted in the disposal of land for c£7 million to a national home builder

  • Acted in the disposal of a large mixed (commercial and residential) investment property portfolio

Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial landlord and tenant work (leases, assignments, underlettings, surrenders)

  • Acquisitions and disposals of all types of commercial property

  • Acquisitions and disposals of agricultural property

  • Complex land agreements (such as overage agreements, conditional contracts and options)

  • Refinancing and secured lending

  • Unincorporated business acquisitions and disposals

  • Contentious commercial lease work including lease renewals and forfeitures

  • Granting of easements and rights of way

  • Providing support for property elements of corporate acquisitions and disposals.

  • Telecommunications leases/agreements

  • Acting for pension schemes acquiring, disposing and leasing commercial property

Career History
  • 2007-2009: Cozens-Hardy LLP - Trainee Solicitor

  • 2009-2012: Cozens-Hardy LLP - Solicitor

  • 2013-2014: Cozens-Hardy LLP - Associate

  • 2014 - present: Cozens-Hardy LLP - Principal

Assisted by:

Rachel Glegg

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