About David

David is a Consultant at Lupton Fawcett and works in the Commercial Property Department.

He is a commercial lawyer with a particular specialism in commercial property law. David’s client base is widely spread across the business sector and includes landlords, retailers, commercial and residential property developers, manufacturers and leisure operators. In addition to the UK, he represents clients in the USA, Andorra, Switzerland, Spain, the Isle of Man and Guernsey. He provides a bespoke service to his clients, bringing in colleagues with specialisms in other areas of law when required, but maintaining a close personal supervision of all his clients’ matters.

David is vastly experienced having set up his own boutique commercial law firm and headed it for 25 years, then headed up the commercial property department of a larger law firm, before joining Lupton Fawcett in 2009. His clients value his experience, his no-nonsense commercial approach and exceptional level of service.

When not at work

David has a life-long passion for motor racing, having raced in the 1970’s. These days he ‘competes’ in F1 from the comfort of his armchair. He also enjoys travelling, keeping fit and walking.

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David Coates has advised my business for over 15 years, always in a skilful, timely and attentive manner, with an attention to detail that is rare in a pressurised environment, and so often complimented on by our lenders and counter parties. Acting on behalf of Braemar Group PLC, of which I was the founder, and which has over £1billion of property under management, David and his team have handled complex, high value transactions, including the acquisition of the freehold of the £150m Beetham Tower in Manchester, which comprises a Hilton Hotel, and is the tallest residential building in Europe.

Marc Duschenes

Former CEO, Braemar Group Plc

1969

Graduated in Law from The University of Leeds

Qualified as a Solicitor

Founded Coates & Co

Coates & Co merged with Brooke North LLP

Joined Fox Hayes LLP as a Partner and Head of the Commercial Property Department

Joined Lupton Fawcett as a Director in the Commercial Property Department

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