Law firm Brabners has appointed Roy Barry as partner in the real estate team.
Barry joins Brabners this month from Eversheds Sutherland, where he spent five years as an associate.
He will be based in Brabners’ Manchester office and lead the firm’s development, regeneration and infrastructure business in the city.
Prior to Eversheds, Barry spent three years as senior in-house counsel for property at Manchester Airports Group and led several projects relating to the growth of Airport City. He qualified as a lawyer in 2006.
He said: “From the transformation of Liverpool’s waterfront, to the economic hub of Manchester, the North West’s real estate portfolio is seeing huge levels of investment. As such, it is an exciting time to be advising developers and public bodies as they continue to boost the North West’s standing both nationally and internationally.
Nik White, managing partner of Brabners, said: “Growing the practice based in our Manchester office is a key part of our strategic growth ambitions.
“Roy has an impressive range of experience and his skillset will complement the existing capabilities we have in this area, enabling us to increase the team’s presence in Manchester and beyond.”
Brabners’ clients include Peel L&P, TJ Morris (Home Bargains), property developer Glenbrook and clothing brand Primark. It employs 89 real estate lawyers across its offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Preston.