Commercial Property

Our commercial lawyer has an outstanding regional reputation for commercial property work.

John Cunliffe has a depth of expertise rarely found in high street firms, including sales and purchases of industrial and development sites, as well as a wealth of knowledge about leases of shops, offices, industrial units and commercial premises generally. Most of his current work involves leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions.

The Commercial Property Team

John Cunliffe

MA (Oxon), Solicitor

John became a partner in Franklins in 1978 and was for a number of years the Senior Partner, before becoming a full time consultant in 2014. He has specialised in commercial work for many years, and has acted for major commercial clients in large property matters for over 30 years.

John Cunliffe - MA (Oxon), Solicitor

Jackie Minter


Jackie Minter joined the firm in 1988 and has worked with John Cunliffe for around 30 years.

Jackie Minter - Secretary