Nick Leavey

Chairman/Partner - Head of Commercial Property & Real Estate

T 020 3002 2891

M 07584 015 208

E nickleavey@coffinmew.co.uk

Specialisms

  • Helping real estate, legal services and other businesses to grow and be successful
  • Developing strong business relationships with clients and other contacts
  • Managing and mentoring legal and support teams
  • Delivering clients’ commercial objectives through property and other legal services
Nick Leavey

Specialisms

  • Helping real estate, legal services and other businesses to grow and be successful
  • Developing strong business relationships with clients and other contacts
  • Managing and mentoring legal and support teams
  • Delivering clients’ commercial objectives through property and other legal services

What's your role?

As Head of Real Estate, I coordinate our full range of property and other legal services for clients in the real estate sector, covering commercial and residential property, planning and environmental, and construction and property litigation, as well as other commercial and private client services tailored specifically to real estate businesses and individuals working in them.

As a Commercial Property Solicitor, I mainly focus on providing high level, strategic advice to clients on their property projects and portfolios and I lead the Commercial Property Team across our office network, advising clients on property finance, investment, development, and landlord and tenant.

As Chairman, I spend much of my time engaging with clients and others in our markets, exploring opportunities for us to work together and to contribute to our communities. In this context, I work closely with our investors, CEO and Management Board to develop our overall strategy and then with our teams to deliver our business plans.

Your experience

I joined the firm as a Partner and Head of Commercial Property in 2014 and became Head of Real Estate in 2018. My technical experience is mainly in commercial and mixed use development schemes for clients in the private and public sectors, advising on development, option, funding and infrastructure agreements; related freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals; and related issues, such as restrictive covenants, easements, ransom strips and overage/clawback.

I joined the firm’s Management Board in 2016 and became Chairman in 2018. I led the launch of our Brighton Office in 2015 and have been involved in the firm’s merger and acquisitions since then.

I was previously a Partner and Head of Real Estate Development at a Top 100 UK law firm, having started my career as a legal consultant on projects for NGOs, Government agencies and EU institutions, before joining an international “magic circle” City law firm. I have also sat on the Management Board of a Housing Association.