Law firm invests in new Brighton premises to accommodate business growth

Posted on: August 29th, 2018

We have relocated our Brighton office to new, bigger premises in the city after enjoying three years of rapid growth.

We recently announced more than 30 per cent turnover growth since our merger with Charles Lucas & Marshall a little over a year ago. We originally opened our Brighton operation in 2015 to provide a range of legal services to businesses and individuals in the region.

Since then, the Brighton team has gone from strength to strength, tripling in number and growing its list of prestigious clients.

The new Brighton office, located on Prince Albert Street and beautifully renovated to align with Coffin Mew’s latest brand refresh, spans across four storeys and will be one of the firm’s flagship locations alongside its headquarters in Portsmouth and its other offices in London, Southampton, Gosport, Newbury, Swindon and Wantage.

Heading up the team are three senior Coffin Mew figures: Nick Leavey (Chairman & Partner – Head of Commercial Property), Mark O’Halloran (Partner – Head of Commercial Services) and Mark James (Partner – Dispute Resolution).

“Our Brighton operation has performed strongly over the last three years and is fully integrated into the city’s booming business community,” said Nick Leavey. “It now accommodates the breadth of Coffin Mew’s industry sectors, from property and commercial to employment and family law, and is indicative of our drive to become a £20 million law firm by 2020. We outgrew our previous location, so felt it was time to invest in new premises that could accommodate the growing demand for our services.”

Our new Brighton office features an agile working space with a modern ‘hot desking’ system and collaborative work space. This meets the needs of the firm’s increasingly mobile personnel and reflects its bold, entrepreneurial ethos. We will also make the facilities available to our clients.

Mark O’Halloran added: “Coffin Mew’s success in Brighton is testament to the hard work put in by the team and the city’s vibrant, forward-thinking economy, which is allowing us to attract and retain exciting new clients, as well as business-savvy and extremely talented lawyers and support staff. We’re busy every day supporting our clients but will have an office launch party later in the year, to which we will invite them and of course the local business community.”