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The team is a strong performer in complex financial remedy cases, and is also adept in contested children matters, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and issues between same-sex or unmarried couples.Legal 500, 2020
Well-regarded firm handling complex financial work, with a specialism in cases involving military pensions. Additionally deals with complex Children Act matters and nuptial agreements. Experienced in handling disputes between unmarried couples and matters concerning civil partnerships.Chambers 2020
They are modern, forward-thinking and results-driven.Client quote, Chambers 2020
I’m very satisfied. From the outset, the way they engaged with us was great. Time was of the essence and they went the extra mile in terms of the hours of availability.Client quote, Chambers 2020
Leon Deakin regularly advises businesses on day-to-day employment and HR matters as well as GDPR implementation and senior departures. A client appreciates his “advice that can be applied in commercial situations, while highlighting potential options and risks.”Chambers 2020
The team have been found to be “concise and timely in its responses,” further highlighting its “pragmatic advice that can be applied to commercial situations.”Chambers 2020
Where competitors may say no, Leon Deakin will ask what the favoured outcome would be, and works with you to reach this.Client quote, Legal 500 2020
Leon Deakin is an outstanding employment law specialist; he spends time getting to know the business in order to give sensible and sound advice.Legal 500, 2020
The team listens well, offers pragmatic solutions and use layman’s terms to advise on risks.Legal 500 2020
The team is described as “professional and keen to deliver a service that meets the needs of the business. They take the time to understand you and the industry in which you operate, tailoring their services as a result.”Chambers and Partners UK, 2019
Leon Deakin is noted for his commercial awareness by clients, one of whom reports that he “clearly explains any potential risk so we can make informed decisions.” His clients include several regional technology companies, education bodies and retailers.Chambers and Partners UK
Amy Richardson is an able employment litigator, representing both employers and employees.Chambers and Partners UK, 2018
Coffin Mew LLP is, according to one client, ‘one of the best’ for advisory work and contentious matters. It acts for large corporates and also has a focus on the technology and not-for-profit sectors. In recent work, it is assisting a well-known high-street retailer with a raft of issues including employee exits, grievances and disputes, as well as a data protection project. It is also advising on a constructive dismissal and matters related to restrictive covenants.Legal 500, 2019
What marks Coffin Mew out is that the lawyers there can take a step forward from the legal parameters and look at the commercial factors at play.Private client
The preparation is second to none and litigation is approached with forensic analysis. Nothing is left to chance.Private client
The firm is quick to respond and sensible. I rate it highly.Private client
Thanks Leon – speedy, pragmatic and informed response every time. And all wrapped up in a pleasant and down-to-earth conversation. What more could anyone want?Susan Allen, Head of HR, Checkatrade
I have used Coffin Mew for many years. I have always found their service to be professional and friendly. In particular, I have had reason to use the skills of the Employment team more than other departments. I always know that I will get a pragmatic approach to my issues and feel very comfortable and confident working with them.Sylvia Goddard, HR that Helps
Sincere thanks for your advice and guidance that has enabled us to complete the succession plan for the company. I am very grateful to you, and it has been a real pleasure to work with such a professional team.Private client
I wanted to properly record my appreciation of your help. You were always very quick to respond on questions and made helpful inputs into the negotiation process. It was a pleasure working with you.Private client
Not only did Nick understand the process inside out, but brought a human and practical approach to bear on the challenges we faced as the sale proceeded. His commitment to tight deadlines was second to none – when you have a senior partner working past midnight then you are quickly reassured that you are in good hands! We could not have hoped for a better team behind us and would not hesitate to recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone facing this critical juncture in the life of their business – it’s not something you can leave to chance!Sean Moseby and Tony Anderson – Keylogic Limited
We have used the team at Coffin Mew on several occasions for two separate clients. The transactions all involved assisting our client to acquire third party companies, usually with earn outs and other complications. The team were very responsive and constructive, focusing on genuine commercial issues in due diligence and document preparation, as well as negotiating calmly but firmly to protect us on the legal front. Being outside the London region we found their charges very reasonable and their general experience helpful without the need to involve a large number of specialist units.”Peter J Donald, Director, EC Hambro Rabben & Partners Ltd
With the assistance of Coffin Mew plus the other parties, what could have been a challenging acquisition became a smooth purchase. With their guidance and advice from the initial question of “what if” through the negotiation, the team were there all the time with answers and advice, which is just what we needed.Scott Reeves, Managing Director of NMT International Shipping Ltd
I would like to thank you for all your time on this matter. I have been really impressed with the service you have offered and the speed at which you have dealt with matters. It allowed me to be far less stressed about the whole episode.Private Client
Its been a pleasure, and at every stage I feel you have gone above and beyond with weekend responses, timely follow-ups and extra effort.Private Client
You fitted me in extremely quickly and dealt with it perfectly. I was grateful that you made sure I got everything I was owed from my employer following redundancy. Couldn’t ask for more.Private Client
I am delighted with the manner in which you have handled my matter, very professional, prompt and efficient, thank you both for your efforts and advice.Private Client
Quite simply, the collaborative approach to divorce settlement is the swiftest, most sensible, least hurtful and frankly the most cost effective way of paving the way for the future.Private Client
I did not wish for my marriage to end and nor did my children, but, notwithstanding this, the collaborative approach led to a satisfactory conclusion for all that enabled the desire for aspects of family life to remain after Decree Absolute. Life changes, it doesn’t have to shatter.Private Client
Very professional, prompt and efficient but helpful and friendly.Private Client
Thank you so much for all your hard work. Thank you especially for being a friendly and helpful voice on the end of the phone. With great appreciation.Private Client
Personal, friendly service whilst staying completely professional throughout. Again excellent and exceeded expectations. Thank you very much for the way the case has been dealt with. Very happy with overall service.Private Client
I just wanted to say a massive thank you. I am incredibly grateful for your guidance, wisdom and professionalism throughout this process and for ensuring that we always took the right path. I will, of course, absolutely recommend the Coffin Mew team to friends, family, colleagues etc that find themselves in need of legal advice!Private Client
I was very impressed with the service from both solicitors and would highly recommend them to others. Thank you very much for your help, advice, speed of response and keeping me informed regularly.Private Client
An absolutely outstanding, efficient, friendly service that made my situation stress free. Great communication from the team. Will definitely recommend the services of Coffin Mew to all my family and friends. Thank you.Private Client
I could not have made it through without your expertise, wisdom and supportive guidance. It has been such a comfort to know that you were there on the end of the phone.Private Client
Coffin Mew takes our needs seriously and they make me feel that they understand the importance of what we do. My contact Leon Deakin, who leads the Employment team, takes a great deal of responsibility around personal service, to ensure we get what we need. He is straightforward, easy to deal with, and one is able to get the job done with minimal fuss.A. Taylor – Thorngate Living, 2019
I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me, I’ve been so time poor since moving home but I cannot thank you enough for enabling this to happen for me you went above and beyond for me and I will be forever grateful.
Family client, 2019
I very much appreciate your patience and calm through a difficult process – I was very impressed with our meeting.
You were a huge support to me, although you were simply doing your job, it was your warmth, sensitivity and understanding that gave me the confidence to see it through.
It’s been a pleasure, and at every stage feel you have gone above and beyond, with weekend responses, timely follow ups and extra effort on my behalf.”
Thanks to everyone for your patience, determination and hard work getting this deal over the line. I cannot speak highly enough of the effort you have all put in.
I was delighted to have worked with a great Corporate and Employment team at Coffin Mew in our merger with Vail Williams. Led by Hayley Bevis, the team was highly responsive and very thorough, delivering pragmatic, commercially focussed advice within a tight transaction timescale. A pleasure to work with.