Hot property: real estate specialist joins leading firm

By Simon Shoefield 

Leading regional law firm Coffin Mew has appointed a new Partner to its Newbury office.

Real estate specialist Simon Shoefield brings 13 years of experience to the Commercial Property team.

Simon’s extensive background in commercial real estate has given him a range of expertise in property investment, landlord and tenant work, development deals and property finance. He has acted for a wide range of corporate tenants, institutional landlords and property funders, in various market sectors including retail, car dealerships, serviced offices and IT industries.

Simon joins Coffin Mew following 12 years at Shoosmiths LLP in Reading. At Coffin Mew, Simon will strengthen the team’s extensive commercial property services with his experienced and enthusiastic approach to meeting client objectives. Simon has a reputation for delivering succinct legal advice, exceeding client expectations and providing a truly professional service.

“The Thames Valley region is vibrant, full of commerce, development and new technology,” says Simon. “It’s great to join Coffin Mew’s Newbury team and to know that I am part of a modern firm with property at its core.  I am looking forward to helping Coffin Mew deliver on its new strategy “Our Path to 2020” and to deliver great results for every client.

Coffin Mew’s Head of Real Estate and Chairman Nick Leavey commented: “We’re extremely proud of our services to the commercial property sector and our contribution to development in the Thames Valley region. As a firm we have a large team working across the real estate sector, with a phenomenal skill-set and Simon brings a lot of talent and expertise to the table. 

Coffin Mew’s CEO Miles Brown added “Hiring highly experienced specialists is key to providing a fantastic service, so we are delighted to welcome Simon on board. We look forward to working with him to maintain and exceed our reputation as one of the country’s top firms for commercial property.”

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