Partner – Head of Residential Property (South Coast)
What's your role?
I head up the busy Residential Property team at Coffin Mew and specialise in all aspects of selling, buying and transferring ownership of property.
I deal with more difficult and complex cases and pride myself on an ability to problem solve, provide practical solutions and to think outside the box when tricky scenarios present themselves as they sometimes do with property related matters.
I am focussed on my team delivering a positive client experience and testament to this are a number of industry awards and commendations.
I’m a seasoned Property practitioner and have worked in the South Coast market for nearly 30 years. I’ve personally handled thousands of moves for clients but since 2008 have managed and led conveyancing teams and have been overall responsible for their performance and service delivery.
I qualified in the year 2000 as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and I was one of the first Legal Executives in the country to achieve Board status at my previous firm.
- Residential property
- Business development
Which five words best describe you?
Three things we didn't know about you
- I have an interest in sharks and love to be both in and on the ocean. I am a PADI Divemaster with over 1500 dives under my belt
- During my only appearance in a band playing at Wembley Arena I dropped my drumsticks in front of an audience of thousands
- I was a principal member of the legal team that led on the acquisition of Portsmouth Football Club by the fans in 2014
Memberships & Associations
- Institute of Legal Executives
Another transaction completed, with the characteristic Coffin Mew combination of seemingly effortless professionalism paired with a refreshingly human touch. You made everything as easy as it could be.
Ian is at the forefront of his profession and has an incredible ability to see ‘outside the box’ in his industry. A true breath of fresh air. His ambition and drive has been adopted by his whole team and he has a truly positive effect on his working partnerships, myself included. We’ll work with Ian for many years to come without a doubt.
Ian was highly energised, informed and outcome focused and was expert in his business priorities and imperatives. An open and collaborative approach to the project led to a close relationship developing very rapidly with insights and future strategies being openly shared and catered to as part of the scope of the solution. Ian is a highly amiable guy with a real world view of people organisations and business process. An expert lawyer too, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the services of Ian or his team.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ian. He delivers on what he promises and is someone you can trust to sort things out. He is a winner and someone you would want on your side. On a personal level he is approachable and is very good company.
You can always rely on Ian to deliver via a direct no-nonsense approach, he makes the whole process easy and ensures you dont have to worry about anything. High professional standards are the rule (not the exception as with many other firms / people) and I have recommended Ian many times with the same results and feedback.