Coffin Mew Brighton close 2015 on a high by doubling office size

Posted on: December 21st, 2015

Coffin Mew has celebrated a successful first six months, that has seen growth, new hires, awards and a strong market position. The firm heralds in the new year having just signed to double the size of its Brighton office from January.

Since its launch in May this year the Brighton office has seen major growth after recruiting eight new members of staff, including specialist lawyers in corporate and commercial, commercial real estate, residential property, planning, private client and tax, employment and dispute resolution.

The firm and growing team is making a strong impact on Brighton having picked up 40 major new clients in a variety of sectors including property investors and developers, travel and leisure, banks and financial services, manufacturers and retailers, and online and creative businesses.

Nick Leavey, Partner and Head of Coffin Mew’s Brighton office and the firm’s Commercial Property team, said:

Coffin Mew is an entrepreneurial firm with an entrepreneurial client base. Since its launch, the Brighton team has gone from strength to strength, shaking up the local market.

Our efforts have been recognised by external commentators with the influential Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession naming Coffin Mew as the highest ranked Brighton firm. 2016 will see continued growth, new clients, larger premises and we will continue to engage with and support the local community.


The Brighton team has also launched two dedicated new products for small and fast-growing businesses – Modus: First Call and Modus: Quick Lease. Modus: First Call offers small and medium-sized businesses a low-cost, high value legal support package with access to an advisory sounding-board and helpline, quality documentation, and exclusive discounted rates for more complex legal support. Modus: Quick Lease offers similar clients business property advice within a fixed timescale and budget.

Commenting on their launch, partner Mark O’Halloran said:

Since opening another office in Brighton our team has seen rapid growth in both workforce and initiatives. The launch of our Modus products matched perfectly to the local entrepreneurial community, even receiving great feedback from local competitors.


In addition, the Brighton team continues to spend time reaching out to the local community, working in collaboration with Brighton and Hove Arts Council towards various events and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce to help share best practice with the business community.