I am renowned in the leisure industry for my specialist knowledge of gaming and betting law.
I regularly lecture to an international audience on gaming issues and am a frequent contributor to gaming law periodicals and journals.
In addition to being the Past President of International Masters of Gaming Law, I am the author of the UK chapter of the Internet Gaming Report, and a member of the Editorial Board of Gaming Law Review and Economics.
My clients span a range of sizes and sectors and include a number of international household names in the leisure industry.
Chambers UK – ranked in Chambers UK 2015, 2016 and 2017 as a Senior Statesman for Licensing: Gambling and described as “a guru in the market”, 'praised by peers for being "steeped in knowledge" about the industry. Coles continues to advise clients on regulatory and tax matters from his base in London'.
Chambers Global – ranked in Chambers Global 2015 as a Senior Statesman for Gaming & Gambling.
The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016 for Gaming and Betting.
International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)
International Association of Gaming Attorneys
The Society for the Study of Gambling
The European Association for the Study of Gambling