Seven new appointments at Coffin Mew

Posted on: April 27th, 2017

Coffin Mew has welcomed four new solicitors to its growing team in the South.

Newcomer Leon Deakin, joins as a Partner from Irwin Mitchell. With 13 years of experience in employment law, Leon will be working across Coffin Mew’s South Coast offices.

Deanne Ferguson, Associate Solicitor, has joined the Wills, Trusts & Probate team in Brighton with 14 years of experience under her belt, having previously worked at Howlett Clarke.

Bringing a wealth of expertise to the Court of Protection department is Spencer Gardner. The solicitor based in Southampton, specialises in care funding and working with vulnerable adults.

Solicitor, Bryan Scant, has joined the Family team in Portsmouth from law firm Lester Aldridge. He is also Chair of the prestigious Junior Lawyers Division at The Law Society and will be a valuable addition to the Coffin Mew team.

The firm is also strengthening its Residential Property division with the arrival of three new Conveyancing Executives. Emily Merrett, Jane Joyce and Lisa Mainwaring join Coffin Mew’s Portsmouth, Southampton and Gosport offices respectively.

Coffin Mew staff portraits at their Portsmouth office. Pictured is group shot of new starters. Photograph by Sam Stephenson / VERVATE. Contact: Susi Doherty, VERVATE Managing Director on, 0797 3677 017 / 01273 275162.

L-R: Spencer Gardner, Emily Merrett, Leon Deakin, Lisa Mainwaring, Jane Joyce, Bryan Scant, Deanne Ferguson

Miles Brown, CEO of Coffin Mew, comments:

We’re very happy with the new additions to our team. We pride ourselves on recruiting the best legal experts so we can deliver a professional, prompt and efficient service to businesses and individuals.

With our merger completion, new promotions, recruits and charitable causes, this year continues to be an exciting time for us.


Coffin Mew is recruiting for a number of roles across its locations, please click here for more information.