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David Coates


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.


Career Milestones

  • 1969 Graduated in Law from The University of Leeds
  • 1972 Qualified as a Solicitor
  • 1974 Founded Coates & Co
  • 1999 Coates & Co merged with Brooke North LLP
  • 2006 Joined Fox Hayes LLP as a Partner and Head of the Commercial Property Department
  • 2009 Joined Lupton Fawcett as a Director in the Commercial Property Department

What Others Say

David Coates and his team have advised my businesses 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 many complex, high value transactions, including the acquisition of the freehold of the £150m Beetham Tower in Manchester, which comprises a Hilton Hotel and 235 apartments, and is the tallest residential building in Europe. - Marc Duschenes, Former CEO, Braemar Group Plc

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

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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