Coffin Mew strengthens Brighton commercial real estate team

Posted on: January 20th, 2016

South Coast law firm Coffin Mew has strengthened its Brighton Real Estate team with the appointment of Associate Solicitor Hannah Bassett.

Hannah joined Coffin Mew’s rapidly expanding Brighton office on Monday 4 January 2016 from DMH Stallard.

She brings to the firm expertise and a strong track record in property finance, acting for banks and other lenders in Brighton and across the South East, and for landlords and their tenants. She also represents a considerable number of retailers in Brighton.

Born and bred in Brighton, law was not Hannah’s first career choice having worked as a remote sensing scientist for DERA, the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, now QinetiQ. It was whilst working for a software company that was involved in a legal dispute that her love of the law emerged and a change of career.

Commenting on her appointment, Hannah said:

Brighton is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work with a strong and thriving business community. There are a lot of young businesses being created needing space, as well as much larger expanding businesses. I am thrilled to be joining Brighton’s newest law firm and look forward to developing my career further.


Nick Leavey, Partner and Head of the Brighton office and the firm’s Commercial Property practice, adds

Hannah is a talented lawyer with a deep understanding of the law and, importantly, its practical application. She will be a real asset to the team and we all look forward to working alongside her.


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, and employment.