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David Coleman

Consultant Member

David Coleman is a Consultant Member at Lupton Fawcett.

David is a ranked lawyer in the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners UK, the leading guide to the legal profession, being listed as one of the area's leading individuals for real estate law.

He is a very experienced commercial property specialist and highly regarded in the region for his work in developing office, retail and industrial parks, mixed use developments, major acquisitions and disposals, leasing, funding, property joint ventures and non-contentious construction documentation, as well as residential developments. He is particularly known for his ability to find solutions to difficult problems, for meeting deadlines, and for working well with others involved in a transaction to achieve a successful outcome for all parties.

His clients include such well known companies as the Jack Lunn Group, J. Pullan & Sons, Kibo Developments, William Birch & Sons, Redhall Group PLC, ISG Construction and Loxley Homes.


  • Development - Commercial and Residential
  • Sales and Acquisitions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Joint Ventures
  • Leasing
  • Funding

Career Milestones

  • 1985 Qualified as Solicitor
  • 1991 Partner, Gordons
  • 1997 Partner, Read Hind Stewart
  • 2002 Partner, Cobbetts
  • 2006 Partner, Lee & Priestley
  • 2012 Member, Lupton Fawcett

What Others Say

David Coleman "offers plain and pragmatic advice with industry knowledge that is second to none" - The Legal 500 UK

David Coleman "offers firm advice" and is "always accessible." - The Legal 500 UK

David Coleman is valued as "a safe pair of hands." - The Legal 500 UK

Clients are impressed by his "meticulous attention to detail, combined with an appreciation for what is important in reaching agreement." - Chambers & Partners UK

Clients appreciate his responsiveness and his "commercially sensible, efficient and practical approach’ to issues." - Chambers & Partners UK

Sources say that David Coleman "is very knowledgeable but also pragmatic" and that he "knows what the important issues are and does not try to score points against the other side over minor issues." He is noted for his commercial and residential development work. - Chambers & Partners UK

According to clients, David Coleman employs a "very calm, measured approach" and gives "good, practical advice".  He has a broad practice spanning development of both commercial and residential sites, as well as property investment. - Chambers & Partners UK

Leeds based David Coleman handles a range of commercial property matters, including development and large portfolio transactions." - Chambers & Partners UK

One client comments: "He's approachable, flexible and works to our advantage.  Very proactive and solution-driven, and if there's any issue he'll come to me with options rather than just expecting us to make all the decisions oursleves." Chambers and Partners UK

The performance and commitment by David Coleman has always been of the highest quality. His knowledge, pragmatism and commercial approach is just what we at Jack Lunn Group are looking for in all our dealings. His advice is always given soundly, with clear explanations as he understands our business and the issues we have to deal with. - Carl Wright, Director, Jack Lunn Group

David Coleman has acted for us for a number of years. We have always valued his commercially minded and practical approach, and his ability to find solutions. He gets the deal done without drama. - Mark Pullan, Director, J Pullan & Sons Limited

I have always found David to be reliable and efficient. He comes up with practical and sensible solutions to issues in a very responsive way. His advice is helpful and knowledgeable and he is commercially aware. I would recommend him for his pragmatic approach and the service is value for money. - David Holden, Commercial Director, William Birch & Sons Limited

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

When not at work

David enjoys watching football, listening to music, anything historical, cars, current affairs and enjoying family life.

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