March 20th 2013: Coffin Mew transfers its Social Housing division to Capsticks
Leading Solent law firm Coffin Mew Solicitors is transferring its national Social Housing division to legal healthcare specialists Capsticks.
The acquisition will see the Social Housing team transfer to Capsticks from 1st June 2013. However, the team will still be based at Kings Park House in Southampton.
Coffin Mew Managing Partner Miles Brown said: “Capsticks has been working within Healthcare and the public sector for more than 35 years, so our Social Housing division is a very neat and natural fit for them and as such an excellent proposition for us.
“We are a leading regional practice and have achieved that status by working across all disciplines as an integrated team. Social Housing was always a very separate and specialist part of our business operating on a national basis. We have been considering this position now for some time.
“We have made some fundamental changes over the last couple of years, including our move to 1000 Lakeside in North Harbour, Portsmouth, and we are developing our business strategy with a strong focus on the Solent region.
“This opportunity allows us to make significant investment into key areas of our core business, not only by recruiting new staff, but by investing in those teams we wish to grow such as Individual Client Services and Business Services. We also want to further develop complementary divisions within the firm such as technology and IT which are particularly important to the Solent region and to our client base.
“This is a very exciting time for us and we’re looking forward to continuing to build our business and maintain our excellent reputation.”
Capsticks MD Alison Morley says: “We are delighted to be acquiring Coffin Mew’s Social Housing team. Capsticks has worked for more than 30 years in the public sector and we believe that this experience, together with the team’s expertise and outstanding reputation, will ensure our social housing clients receive cutting-edge advice – enabling them to deal with today’s financial pressures and help them continue to develop profitable businesses.
“In the last few years we have opened offices in both Leeds and Birmingham and in each case we work closely with the local business communities. We look forward to working in the same way with the Southampton community.”