Hannah Bassett

Associate Solicitor - Commercial Property

What's your role?

I am known for my commercial and diligent approach to matters and am friendly and easy to talk to.  My aim is to provide clients with a clear understanding of the technical issues involved and equip them with the information to take the decisions required without lots of legal jargon.

I provide pragmatic advice on commercial landlord and tenant transactions, property finance, sales and acquisitions, development and construction law acting for businesses, individuals, investors, funders, local authorities and pension funds.

Your experience

I worked in a very technical industry for a number of years prior to becoming a solicitor and tried my best to make complex algorithms and theories understandable to those without a technical background. Hopefully something that has followed me into my legal career.

I qualified as a commercial property solicitor in 2007 and joined Coffin Mew as an Associate Solicitor in January 2016.


  • Freehold and leasehold property acquisitions and disposals
  • Commercial landlord and tenant
  • Property finance and investment
  • Commercial property advice including restrictive covenants, easements and overage
  • Collateral warranties for Construction contracts

Which five words best describe you?

  1. Friendly
  2. Pragmatic
  3. Commercial
  4. Logical
  5. Creative

Three things we didn’t know about you?

  1. I was a Research Scientist in the Space Department at DERA / Qinetiq before I became a solicitor
  2. I made my own period dress from scratch and wore it with pride at the Revival Meeting at Goodwood (and am also a dab hand at curtains!)
  3. I met Prince Charles at the South of England show when I was a child and refused to let him look at my balloon

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce