Partner Suzanne Benson has become head of Trowers & Hamlins’ Manchester office, taking over from Mike Gaskell who is set to retire next year.
Benson has been at the firm for 18 years and leads Trowers’ North West real estate team.
She works with a variety of developers, local authorities, housing associations, Government departments and public sector bodies, on property and accommodation projects across the North West and UK.
Trowers has had an office in Manchester for 40 years and moved to 55 Princess Street in 2015. 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.
Commenting on the new role, Benson said: “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.”