Malcolm Poynter

Partner - Commercial Property

What's your role?

Qualifying in London, I have been based in the Newbury area since 1982. I act for a number of high profile companies and Individuals and my experience is wide ranging.

I advise in relation to both freehold and leasehold commercial property including corporate premises, hotels, development sites, industrial estates and small shopping centres.

I have dealt with many unusual properties from the development of a river based marina to the letting of an aircraft hangar.

Your experience

I started my career just off Chancery Lane in London. Here I gained a wide experience both in property and commercial law.

After qualifying I moved to a small firm in Newbury where I continued advising on commercial matters but also the wide variety of work coming through the door of a High Street Practice.

I then moved to Charles Lucas & Marshall, now Coffin Mew, in 1986 concentrating on Commercial Property advice.


  • Leasehold and freehold property¬†¬† transactions
  • Property development
  • Joint ventures and promotion agreements
  • Easements and covenants
  • Planning agreements

Which five words best describe you?

  1. friendly
  2. proactive
  3. pragmatic
  4. diligent
  5. trustworthy

Three things we didn't know about you?

  1. Worked as a bouncer at Reading Festival
  2. Saw the Beatles when I was 8
  3. Like cooking

Memberships and Associations

  • A trustee of the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
  • A member of the West Berkshire Planning Service Development Industry Forum