Coffin Mew is a straight talking, commercial and responsive law firm with offices across the South and Thames Valley.

We provide tailored and personal legal advice to businesses and individuals to help protect their business, assets and families.

Our client focused strategy aims to bring the best people and innovation together to deliver great results for every client. As specialists both in our legal practice areas and also in the Agriculture & Rural Business, Care & Protection, Real Estate, Private Wealth, and Technology sectors, we understand the risks and opportunities affecting businesses and individuals in these markets so we can give the best possible legal advice to our clients.

We advise entrepreneurs, privately-owned organisations and their owners and private landowners as they manage their commercial risk, people, estates, corporate structures and their private wealth.

The firm’s reputation has been built on its ability to deliver exceptional client service combined with innovative, highly commercial and practical advisors.


  • Professional Legal Service
  • Specialising in the Technology Sector
  • Services to Business & Individuals

Who we are

Our expert team provide legal advice to individual clients, entrepreneurs, business owners and large corporate organisations across a wide range of legal matters and sectors. We provide a straight talking, commercial and personal service to help our clients achieve great results.

  • Dominic Travers
    Dominic Travers
    Partner – Corporate
    Over twenty years’ experience advising clients in relation to transactions involving companies and other businesses. A large part of my practice is concerned with investments in to businesses, including private equity investment, and the buying or selling of shares and assets. I have a corporate finance background and been involved in many public admissions (particularly on AIM) and takeover work. Other areas of expertise include advising on constitutional and structural matters such as shareholder agreements, share options and partnership agreements.

    • Merger & Acquisition
    • Corporate Finance
    • Private Equity
  • Hayley Bevis
    Hayley Bevis
    Partner - Corporate
    I have a vast experience of advising a wide range of corporates, shareholders and partnerships on all matters including M&A transactions, investments, governance, joint ventures and funding arrangements, I’ve advised on an extensive range of transactions and structures to date.

    I work collaboratively with our clients to provide a commercial, solution-led service focussed on achieving a desired outcome in the best possible way.
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • Corporate Structures
    • Joint Ventures
  • Leon Deakin
    Leon Deakin
    Partner - Employment
    I head the Employment team providing practical, solution focussed advice on all aspects of employment law and HR to a wide range of businesses and individuals.
    In particular, I can help with both contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from the more day to day tasks such as preparing Employment Contracts, staff policies and services agreements through to handling complex litigation in the Employment Tribunal or managing large scale change. We also offer bespoke training on the law and best practice.

    • Employment contracts
    • Staff policies & service agreements
    • Tribunal representation
  • Guy Cartwight
    Guy Cartwright
    Partner - Commercial
    I am an Associate Solicitor within the Commercial & Intellectual Property team, working to support SMEs and enterprise clients achieve their business objectives.
    I deal with a wide variety of commercial matters from drafting and advising on standard terms (business to business and business to consumer) to bespoke contracts for new ventures and business structures. I also advise organisations on complex legal issues to help shape business strategy, such as data protection and privacy, intellectual property, commercial agency and distribution.
    • Intellectual property
    • Data protection
    • Commercial contracts
  • Nick Leavey
    Nick Leavey
    Partner & Chairman – Real Estate
    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.
    • Residential property
    • Commercial property
    • Pension property investment
  • Mark James
    Mark James
    Partner – Dispute Resolution
    I am a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team and have extensive experience of handling difficult and complex business disputes and litigation with the appropriate commercial awareness. I regularly advise clients on claims for breach of contract and/or negligence, including running negligence claims against other professionals. I also advise on director and shareholder issues and on breach of restrictive covenants by former employees and breach of confidence claims. This can sometimes require urgent injunctions.
    • Dispute resolution
    • Litigation
    • Mediation


  • “Coffin Mew are responsive, they ‘get’ us and know how we like to work. They give us straightforward legal advice and tell us what we should do when we need that.”
  • “You are always there for us”
  • “We have worked with numerous lawyers, especially on commercial property, but few even come close to Coffin Mew.”
  • “Coffin Mew LLP is ‘a well-established firm and one of the best operators in its area’ and fields a team that has ‘a practical and common-sense approach’. It handles a range of corporate and commercial disputes, including partnership cases and those in the technology, IP and construction areas” Legal 500, 2019
  • “Overall assessment of the firm is fantastic. Good communication clear precise and no jargon, answered questions quickly and gave clarity.”