Comment magazine Issue 7
It’s been a very busy second half of the year for Coffin Mew, with many exciting new developments and opportunities. Our new Thames Valley offices successfully gained their first Lexcel accreditation – the legal kite mark for quality only held by 16% of law firms.
We welcomed two new Partners and announced the imminent arrival of a third. Alexander Wood joined as Partner in our growing Insolvency & Restructuring team, Dominic Travers joined our Corporate team and Julie-Ann Harris will shortly join our Family team. We also celebrated six senior level promotions.
On 20 October, we held a firm wide event to launch our exciting new strategy – Our Path to 2020: To bring the best people and innovation together to deliver great results for every client. The purpose of the event was not only to talk about the vision and strategic plan, but also to bring everyone together from the Thames Valley and the South Coast offices and to support our firm’s charity CoppaFeel!, appropriately fitting on wear it pink day.
We were delighted to raise £1,750 for CoppaFeel!, collecting old £1 coins, sponsoring runners at the Great South Run and making a firm donation for the incredible 82% response rate to our workplace survey.
Throughout the year there have been many other amazing charitable feats with Linden Talbot cycling from Paris to Brighton and Justin White climbing volcanoes in the Arctic Circle raising an incredible £3,000 for St Wilfrid’s hospice – truly courageous efforts!
Finally, with great sadness we announced the retirement of our Chairman, Nick Gross after 34 years at the firm. Nick will retire in April 2018 and will focus on his love of fitness: marathons, triathlons and training for his legacy event in 2018 – The Gross Challenge. I feel privileged and proud to have worked with Nick. Without him this firm wouldn’t be where it is today, but we have a great team in place to drive this firm forward and Nick will aid and assist with the firm’s future merger plans. “You haven’t seen the last of me yet,” he jokes!
We hope you enjoy this edition of Comment.