Progression and Promotions at Coffin Mew

Posted on: August 12th, 2015

Coffin Mew are proud to announce the promotion of Ian Peach to the firm’s newly created role of Senior Associate and Hedley Winter to Associate Director.

After another year of significant growth across the firm with two Partner promotions and four Associate level promotions, and new joiners in key strategic roles and following hot on the heels of the Brighton office launch, the firm recognised the significant contribution Ian and Hedley are making to the strong Conveyancing and New Homes teams and their recognised expertise in the marketplace.

Managing Partner Miles Brown said:

We take great pride in and particularly enjoy recognising and promoting from within. As a firm we are investing considerably in our people, with a particular emphasis on the next generation of leaders. We seek to recognise and reward those who demonstrate the behaviours that we believe are important for the future direction of our business, behaviours and expertise which are highly sought after and valued by our diverse client base.

Ian has extensive experience of the South Coast property sector having worked here for nearly 30 years. He qualified in 2000 and was one of the first Chartered Legal Executives in the country to achieve board status during his time at a previous firm. Ian has built a reputation as a conveyancing fee-earner handling volume work and has progressed to head up Conveyancing operations in previous roles, handling an annual turnover in excess of £3M at the peak of the market. Away from Conveyancing and more recently he was heavily involved in the fund raising and legal advice required for the acquisition of Portsmouth Football Club by their fans. Ian joined Coffin Mew in June 2014 and leads Coffin Mew’s Conveyancing team. He has a flair and passion for business development and market growth.

The New Homes team have seen significant growth over the last two years as a result of the development of a strategic plan and focused investment to support growth. For the year ending March 2014 the team’s turnover stood at £664k and by March 2015 this had grown by 78% to £1.18m. The team is currently on track to achieve its 2015/2016 target of £2m. Hedley has played a key part in this success with his ongoing development of CEO and Director level relationships with the UKs largest house builders, such as Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Redrow Homes. Hedley is ably supported in his role by a very committed, highly competent and hard working team. 

Hedley has worked at Coffin Mew for over 30 years. During this time he has run and managed several high performing property teams and has helped to create a specialist New Homes team who specialise in major residential developments. His primary focus currently is towards business development and in creating, developing and maintaining relationships with introducers, referrers and clients within the industry. Constantly striving for consistent client service excellence he ensures that the New Homes team is well represented and promoted in the marketplace, throughout the south of England.