Eric Coates read law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and was admitted as a solicitor in 1987.
Having worked in the City and central London in the field of commercial litigation he has been a consultant to Dawson Cornwell since 1996.
Working closely with the property department, Eric deals largely with contentious and non-contentious property matters (both residential and commercial), disputed business tenancy renewals, enfranchisement claims and service charge disputes. He also deals with contractual issues which have varied from a large storage total-loss fire claim, partnership disputes, a classic car sale, light aircraft, pleasure craft recovery, sales of goods and services, and debt recovery, as well as some contentious probate work.
Eric is a talented artist and this year he is exhibiting his portrait in oils of his friend, butcher Mark Johns, at the Royal Portrait Society Show which opened to the public in September 2020 and was run by Mall Galleries, in Pall Mall, Central London, having been selected from two and a half thousand entries.