Trowers & Hamlins partner Suzanne Benson to head up Manchester office
Partner Suzanne Benson became head of the Trowers & Hamlins Manchester office with effect from 1 April 2018.
Suzanne has been at the firm for 18 years and already leads Trowers' North West Real Estate team.
Suzanne works with a variety of private sector developers, local authorities, housing associations, Government departments and public sector bodies and on property and accommodation based projects across the North West and UK.
She is well known for her work with a wide variety of businesses across the region and has also recently been appointed to the Our Manchester Forum board as a Business Representative to assist the Forum with overseeing the delivery of the Our Manchester Strategy.
Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm with offices across the UK and the Middle and Asia. Trowers has had an office in Manchester for over 40 years and moved to 55 Princess Street in 2015. The recent promotions of Dan Butler (Commercial Litigation) and Eleanor James (Banking) have helped to support the expansion of their work in the North West and their strategy for growth.
Real estate is a key focus of the business with over 60% of lawyers advising across investment, development, construction, asset management, planning, environment and dispute resolution. Recent local notable deals they have acted on include the GMPF funding of the Circle Square project, the Pomona Wharf development, Angel Gardens and the recent inward investment purchase of the Mere Court Hotel.
Commenting on the new role, Suzanne notes "The Trowers office in Manchester has undergone considerable change in the last few years under the leadership of Mike Gaskell and I am really excited to be taking over the role at a time when we are well positioned to continue to expand both our public and private sector work. We are currently working on a number of significant local projects which will have a really positive impact on the areas we live and work in and I am confident that this gives us a really strong platform for further growth in the next few years."