Manchester Housing Business set to increase following Shoosmiths new Manchester team

The law firm Shoosmiths have opened a new residential development practice in Manchester.

The fresh team, headed up by Tony Nutting and supported by conveyancers Laura-Louisa Betts and Emma Burns, will aim to offer end-to-end service for residential developers in the region.

It is hoped that the move will help the business cover greater sections of the UK, which is positive news for many of the UK’s major house-builders.

Tony Nutting said: “Shoosmiths is well known in the market for having a very strong national plot sales team.

“It is exciting to be joining a team with such an incredible depth of expertise and with a clear vision for the future.

“I am looking forward to taking things forward for the firm in the North West with Laura-Louisa and Emma.”

Commenting on the move, Vaqas Farooq, head of Shoosmiths Manchester, said: “We are delighted about setting up yet another niche team in our Manchester office at the specific request of our client’s.

“We have relationships with a large number of residential development clients here in Manchester providing new homes and I am delighted that we are now able to offer this service locally further cementing our reputation as a market-leader in the residential real estate sector.”

Currently, the national plot sales team deal with around 10,000 completions a year. Melissa Barker, partner and national head of plot sales, has said: “Our national team helps clients to achieve smooth and efficient sales of new homes to purchasers both where homes are being purchased as residences and where they are being acquired as an investment.

“We welcome the new team in Manchester and their expertise will complement Shoosmiths Manchester’s existing residential development capabilities, enabling the firm to deliver a cradle-to-grave service covering all aspects of residential development from planning and promotion complexities, through to acquisition, construction and disposal.”

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