Midlands Top Tier Award Winning law firm Sydney Mitchell LLP is delighted to announce that it has expanded its Commercial Team in the City with the appointment of Stewart Coles as an Associate.  He specialises in property transactions involving pension schemes and has acted for the majority of the leading SIPP providers.  He joins the firm from Higgs & Sons where he worked for the last 12 years.

Div Singh, Senior Partner at Sydney Mitchell said: “What a superb addition to the team.  In the complex world of pensions, his particular expertise in working with pension schemes on property matters can only enhance Sydney Mitchell’s services to its clients and professional contacts.”

Stewart commented on his appointment: “I am really pleased to be joining such a forward thinking firm, and I am looking forward to working with the team at an exciting time as the property market in Birmingham is very active.  I joined Sydney Mitchell as the firm is ideally placed in the legal market, having the experience and expertise to provide high quality legal advice to rival much larger firms, whilst still retaining a personalised service for clients.”

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

He has acted for a number of clients in the retail and leisure sectors with a focus on pubs and hotels. Recent work includes a number of multi-million pounds transactions; the acquisition of over 30 new leasehold stores in large shopping centres and prime high street locations throughout England and Wales; the expansion of a client’s hotel business, acquiring several new hotels; the purchase of a multi-let office building, together with refinancing of the adjoining industrial estate and the purchase of a multi-let property by two SSASs.

Stewart joins the Commercial Team; Div Singh, Fahmida Ismail, John Irving, Roy Colaba based in the city and Shilpa Unarkat based in Shirley.

Sydney Mitchell’s specialist services include employment, commercial property, company and commercial services, litigation, insolvency, licensing and gambling law. Private client teams include family law, residential property, dispute resolution and wills and probate, contentious probate, tax and trusts and personal injury.

Picture: from left to right.. Sydney Mitchell Commercial Team: Roy Colaba, Associate; Shilpa Unarkat, Associate; Stewart Coles, Associate; Fahmida Ismail, Partner; John Irving, Partner; Div Singh, Senior Partner

For further information, please contact:
Linda Heyworth, Senior Marketing Manager
Tel – 0121 746 3300   Mobile: 0777 279 5041
Email – l.heyworth@sydneymitchell.co.uk

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