Coffin Mew opens Brighton office

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Coffin Mew’s Brighton office, the firm’s fifth, opened on Tuesday 5 May.  It offers a full range of services to fast growing entrepreneurial businesses and to individuals and families living in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities on the South Coast.

The Brighton office is being led by Partner and Head of the Coffin Mew’s Commercial Property team Nick Leavey.  Nick joined Coffin Mew in 2014 from DMH Stallard.

He is joined by Employment Associate Amy Richardson, who joined Coffin Mew in May 2015 from Adams & Remers, and Mirren McGinley, a Solicitor specialising in Commercial and Residential property who joined the firm in January 2015.  Elizabeth Gibbons also joins the team as its office manager.  Mirren and Elizabeth join Coffin Mew from DMH Stallard.

On 1 June Partner Mark O’Halloran joins the firm from Sussex law firm Stevensdrake. Mark will work across Coffin Mew’s South Coast offices.  Coffin Mew is currently recruiting further people into its Brighton office.

The five-strong office is supported by the firm’s 140 lawyers along the South Coast delivering expert advise in a variety of areas including corporate/commercial, commercial property, litigation, insolvency, employment, residential conveyancing, wills, trust and probate and family law.

Nick Leavey said:

Coffin Mew has a strong reputation for being entrepreneurial and forward thinking.  Brighton, with its rapidly growing economy and high standard of living is a natural fit to the firm’s already strong client offering.

Brighton is home to some 1,500 young entrepreneurial businesses in the creative, digital, IT, green tech, financial services and life sciences sectors, being named ‘silicon beach’.  These businesses are looking for a like-minded law firm on their doorstep.


Coffin Mew is already making an impact in the city.  It is advising the Brighton West Pier Trust on the £45m i360 development that will feature a 138-metre observation tower, restaurant, retail and exhibition space.

Coffin Mew is a firm with a bold vision.  The firm is looking to open further offices and to plans to double its turnover over the next 24 months.

Miles Brown, Coffin Mew’s Managing Partner, explains:

Successful businesses want to work with successful advisers.  It is important that we grow our businesses to enable us to attract the very best people and to deliver the services our clients demand.

Growth will come from acquisition, merging with ambitious and exceptional smaller firms, and from organic growth.  The firm will double its current turnover to £20m over the next two years.