Stewart Coles

Stewart Coles

Associate
Commercial Property , Company & Commercial , Real Estate

Tel: 0121 698 2200
Office: Birmingham


About Stewart Coles

Stewart deals with a wide range of commercial property transactions; including acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, and non-contentious Landlord and Tenant work.

He has developed specialist expertise in dealing with property transactions involving pension schemes, and has acted for the majority of the leading SIPP providers.  He regularly acts on behalf of SIPPs and SSASs on the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial premises, as well as dealing with transactions which are specific to pension schemes, including in specie transfers and in specie contributions.

Stewart also acts for a number of clients in the retail and leisure sectors, with a particular focus on pubs and hotels.

Recent Cases

Stewart has dealt with a number of multi-million pound cases:

  • Acted for retail client on acquisition of over 30 new leasehold stores in large shopping centres and prime high street locations throughout England and Wales
  • Acted for a company on the expansion of its hotel business, acquiring several new hotels
  • Purchase of a multi-let office building together with refinancing of the adjoining industrial estate
  • Purchase of multi-let property by two SSASs

What the Directories say

2017 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP’s team includes the ‘knowledgeable, prompt and efficient’ Stewart Coles, who has particular expertise in dealing with property transactions involving pension schemes, and regularly acts on behalf of SIPPs and SSASs on the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial premises. Coles also represents clients in the retail and hospitality sectors and in 2016 he advised investors on a number of hotel acquisitions.

Career History

2015 – Joined Sydney Mitchell

2009 – Promoted to Associate at Higgs & Sons

2005 – Qualified as solicitor in Commercial Property Dept

2003 – Joined Higgs & Sons

Interests and Hobbies

Stewart enjoys most sports, particularly football, tennis and cricket.  He also enjoys travelling and music.

 

Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Accredited in Family Law UK Legal 500 2016 Conveyancing Quality Scheme