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Suzanne Benson

Suzanne Benson

Partner - Head of Section โ€“โ€“โ€“ Manchester

Suzanne is head of our Manchester office and also leads our North West Real Estate team. Suzanne specialises in major projects (including strategic land, joint ventures and regeneration) and the delivery of residential schemes.

Suzanne specialises in the development of market stimulation products and home ownership initiatives and advises Homes England in relation to their range of grant funded homeownership products - including shared ownership and Help to Buy. Suzanne's work in this area has also led her to develop a specialism in FCA and Consumer Credit work and she co-authored the National Housing Federation Guide to Consumer Credit Authorisation for Registered Providers. Suzanne also heads up our Sales and Homeownership team who specialise in newbuild sales and leasehold management transactions for Registered Providers, Local Authorities and house builders.

Since April 2017, Suzanne has been part of the MHCLG's Build to Rent joint committee – an initiative to promote the development of the emerging Build to Rent sector.

Active in the North-West market, Suzanne is the co-chair of the Pro-Manchester Property and Regeneration Committee. She is also a Business Representative on the board of the Our Manchester Forum and on the editorial panel of ThinkHouse – an initiative to raise awareness on new research on housing issues.

Suzanne is recognised as a leader in her field in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners and is described by Market Commentators as "very dynamic and gives very clear advice," and as someone who is "very good at looking at things from a client's point of view."