Howard Colman

Colman Coyle

A well known Central London firm of solicitors widely respected for our straight talking and forward thinking legal advice.

Established in 1984 by Howard Colman and Robert Coyle, we have an experienced team of lawyers based in our offices in Islington which is close to both the City of London and the Royal Courts of Justice.

For over thirty years we have provided a practical and commercially grounded law service to a broad client base, including many small and medium sized businesses, as well as large and global organisations and private clients.  Whatever the size of your business operation, we pride ourselves on being extremely client focused and believe in building long lasting relationships with you.


Dispute Resolution

Our experts in Dispute Resolutions cover a broad range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

We also have significant experience in group litigation.


Real Estate

Our team has established an enviable reputation through the department's in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the real estate market.


Our Corporate team offers our clients a responsive, speedy and business orientated service from lawyers who exercise sound commercial judgement.


We have experience of providing international clients with a full range of legal advice and are able to offer a cost effective alternative to the international practices of larger city firms.


Private Client

Our team provides discreet tailored legal advice to ensure that you and your family receive peace of mind and the right advice to protect the things that matter.


Latest News

Subletting of flats held on long leases

Colman Coyle act for the landlord of a block of flats in this case which is currently before the Court of Appeal. The lease of one of the flats contained a covenant “not to use the property otherwise than as a single private dwelling house in the occupation of the Lessee and his family”.

Tenants’ Rights of First Refusal

Where a landlord sells or disposes of a freehold interest, leasehold tenants may qualify for the right of ‘first refusal’ to buy the freehold. This arises under Section 6 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Where the tenants qualify, the landlord must serve a notice under Section 5 of the Act.

What a relief! Relief from forfeiture of a licence

Michael Large looks at a Court of Appeal decision of 25th May 2018 likely to be relevant to anyone who holds or grants a licence over land: Vauxhall Motors Limited (formerly General Motors Limited) (“Vauxhall”) v Manchester Ship Canal (“MSC”) [2018] EWCA Civ 1100.

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