Real Estate - North West
Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 31 other lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Manchester
What the team is known for Noteworthy for handling work across the practice area, offering expertise in general corporate real estate matters to notable clients. Also strong in development and regeneration, property investments, and real estate finance and restructuring.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Efficiency: "The team deals well with urgency and understands when we need to pick up the pace on emergency or high priority tasks."
Client service: "We enjoy working with them and I think they value us as an important client."
What's new? New client wins include Logistics Property Partnership, Manchester Airport Group and Sale Sharks Rugby Club.
Work highlights Advised SEGRO on all aspects of its £204.5 million sale of four industrial estates.
Advised Muse Developments on its involvement in the £140 million office-led redevelopment of Grand Central, Stockport.
The "very approachable" Peter Winnard heads the UK development and regeneration group in Manchester. Clients state that "he is pragmatic and has a commercial approach."
Nancy Brown is experienced in handling operational and non-operational property matters for financial institutions, retailers and logistics clients. "The client relationship management is good and quality of advice is very good as well," say interviewees.
Kirsty Tinsley-Fenney "is super-organised and extremely thorough." She led on the SEGRO matter.
The "very capable" Michael Buchanan "grasps the issues very well and turns documents around very quickly." Clients like his "confident and reassuring style." He is an expert in advising private and public sector clients on development and regeneration projects.
Phillip Tunney "has the ability to analyse and come up with solutions, and his communication is very strong when negotiating." He leads the UK chemical sector group and has specialisms in handling matters relating to minerals, waste and landfill.
Significant clients AXA, Taylor Wimpey, Four Seasons, Evans Property Group, BAE Systems.