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 and described as 'a guru in the market'.
Chambers Global – ranked in Chambers Global 2015 and 2018 as a Senior Statesman for Gaming & Gambling and described as 'one of the leading experts in gaming and betting law in the UK. Sources compliment him as “an old fox, a very skilled and experienced lawyer” while another said that with him “you know it's money in the bank.” Coles is a former president of the International Masters of Gaming Law.'
The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016 for Gaming and Betting.
Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom - recognised in Licensing Practice, Gaming Law from 2009 through to 2019.
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