Coffin Mew has welcomed seven new solicitors to its growing team in the south.

Newcomer Leon Deakin, joins as a partner from Irwin Mitchell. With 13 years of experience in employment law, Leon will be working across Coffin Mew’s south coast offices.

Deanne Ferguson, associate solicitor, has joined the wills, trusts and probate team in Brighton with 14 years of experience under her belt, having previously worked at Howlett Clarke.

Bringing a wealth of expertise to the court of protection department is Spencer Gardner. The solicitor based in Southampton, specialises in care funding and working with vulnerable adults.

Solicitor, Bryan Scant, has joined the family team in Portsmouth from law firm Lester Aldridge. He is also chair of the prestigious junior lawyers division at The Law Society and will be a valuable addition to the Coffin Mew team.

The firm is also strengthening its residential property division with the arrival of three new conveyancing executives. Emily Merrett, Jane Joyce and Lisa Mainwaring join Coffin Mew’s Portsmouth, Southampton and Gosport offices respectively.

Coffin Mew, which recently merged with Charles Lucas & Marshall, is increasing its position in the south, expanding its thriving workforce whilst ensuring that its clients are continuing to receive the finest specialist legal advice.

Miles Brown, CEO of Coffin Mew, comments: ’We’re very happy with the new additions to our team. We pride ourselves on recruiting the best legal experts so we can deliver a professional, prompt and efficient service to businesses and individuals. With our merger completion, new promotions, recruits and charitable causes, this year continues to be an exciting time for us.’