Tony Coates


Contact Tony

T: 01704 215 159

Commercial Property – Southport (Churchtown)

Tony is a Partner within Birchall Blackburn Law and the Head of the Commercial Property department.

He represents a broad range of clients with an emphasis on owner-managed businesses, private pension schemes, SMEs and property investors across all sectors including: manufacturing & engineering, hospitality & leisure, retail, financial services and health.

Typically, his client base is located throughout the UK although he also acts on behalf of clients who are based across Europe, the far east and Canada.



Tony specialises in all key aspects of commercial property law including:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of small businesses
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Landlord and tenant issues including lease renewals, alterations/development of business premises, assignments, underlettings etc.
  • Leasing
  • Property finance and investment
  • Property development
  • Sales & purchases of commercial property

Qualifications and professional achievements: LLB (Hons)

How did you end up working for a law firm? Tony thoroughly enjoyed his academic studies of the English legal system and shortly after graduating from University in Birmingham, began his career in Law. Tony joined Birchall Blackburn Law from another regional practice and has since become a Partner within the Firm.

Unusual fact: Tony created a weekend football club from scratch, which is still playing more than 10 years on. Tony remains very proud of the fact that since re-locating to Southport from Manchester approximately 6 years ago, he has created a new and successful commercial property department which continues to develop and expand. His Team are the only commercial property specialists within the Southport area.