Suzanne Benson

Suzanne Benson is now the national head of real estate at Trowers & Hamlins. Credit: via Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins makes Benson head of UK real estate

Suzanne Benson has taken over the role at the law firm from senior partner Sara Bailey.

Benson is based at Trowers & Hamlins Manchester office. She is a partner at the company and has worked for the firm for 24 years. Her focus has been advising on strategic land, regeneration, and joint ventures. She has led the company’s North West real estate team since 2018.

Reflecting on her new position as national head of real estate, Benson said: “The team at Trowers are well known for our real estate sector expertise and I am proud to take up this role to lead the next stage of our growth strategy in the sector.

“In conjunction with my talented colleagues across our network, I will continue to build on the excellent work already done by Sara,” Benson continued.

“Real estate has a major role to play in creating a better and sustainable future for society and I’m looking forward to leading our team in playing our part in that.”

In passing the baton, Bailey reflected that now is an exciting time for the real estate industry.

“The real estate industry is one of the world’s key economic drivers and plays a massive role both in the UK’s economy and those of most countries around the world,” she said.

“As we move into 2024, the industry faces unique challenges, but also massive opportunities, not least of all through the ongoing development of more environmentally friendly practices and as an exemplar of responsible business,” Bailey continued.

“As one of the leading law firms in the real estate sector, Trowers is working with clients across the globe to deliver on these key issues.”

Trowers & Hamlins has a staff of more than 450 professionals around the world advising on real estate matters. In addition to a base in Manchester, the law firm boast offices in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bahrain, and Oman.

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