Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that it has strengthened its Construction team with the appointment of Matthew Needham-Laing as a Partner, along with two new specialist Construction Associates.

Matthew has 30 years’ experience as a specialist construction lawyer plus 10 years as a qualified architect.  His practise encompasses non-contentious construction matters, as well as representing clients in litigation, adjudications and arbitrations. He joins the firm from the Construction & Engineering team at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, along with experienced Associate Amanda John, who joined Edwin Coe in April.

I am delighted to welcome Matthew, Amanda and Ahmed to the team and the unique combination of industry knowledge and expertise they bring. They will strengthen our existing Construction, and indeed the wider Property team and allow us to offer our clients first rate, focused and commercially astute advice.” said Edwin Coe’s Head of Property, Stephen Brower.

Matthew Needham-Laing added “I am thrilled to be joining Edwin Coe, a firm where construction and property are key parts of its business. I look forward to helping the firm continue to grow in the years to come.

Since the start of 2021, Edwin Coe has added four lateral hire Partners in Daniel Bellau (Corporate), Christina Fitzgerald (Restructuring & Insolvency), James Walton (Banking & Finance) and Clare Lehr (Intellectual Property) and promoted two Senior Associates to the Partnership – Brenna Baye (Construction) and Brendan O’Shea (Private Client).


About Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe LLP is a full service law firm based in the heart of London’s historic legal district in Lincoln’s Inn. Founded in 1913, we have grown from our litigation origins to become a thriving and dynamic practice, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and internationally.

With 44 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the 2021 edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We provide clients with innovative, tailored and integrated legal services and combine a highly personal and responsive service with industry leading expertise.

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