Law firm Napthens has appointed Tony Coates as partner to lead its commercial property team in Southport.
Coates joins the firm’s office in the town following 18 years with Birchall Blackburn Law.
He represents a broad range of clients with a focus on owner-managed businesses, private pension schemes, SMEs and property investors, particularly in the hospitality and leisure, and retail sectors.
He will advise Napthens’ clients in the Southport area on matters including contract drafting and negotiation, landlord and tenant issues, property finance and acquisitions.
He said: “The commercial property sector is particularly active in Southport and I’m looking forward to joining the team at Napthens to help continue the firm’s recent growth in the town and beyond.”
Napthens operates an office in both Southport, and Liverpool city centre at The Plaza, Old Hall Street, along with offices in Lancashire and Cumbria.