Browne Jacobson’s Manchester office saw strong 12 months growth and 9.5 percent growth after posting a record £ 85 million in 2020/21, a 5 percent increase in revenue over the previous year . For Manchester, this means a 74% increase in fee income since 2017/18.

Key highlights in 2020/21 included advising on a number of high profile projects in the healthcare sector, including the Manchester Nightingale Hospital, the UK vaccination program supported by the University of Manchester’s NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) on the acquisition of North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) is active. Advising on the BGF-sponsored award-winning investment in A Wilderness Way and serving YHA on a number of high profile real estate transactions including a Partnership agreement to take over the listed building, including Trafford Hall.

New regional client wins have included Living Lens Enterprise, First American Financial Corporation, a number of NHS trusts in the Northwest, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, and a number of multi-academy trusts including the Cheshire-based Education Learning Trust and Greater Manchester Learning Trust. The company has also been reappointed to the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative.

The 80-person Manchester office promoted Ian Deakin (Employment) and Ed Pollard (Health) as partners for the latest round of company-wide promotions and appointed Farzana Desai of KPMG to lead the company’s first national immigration team.

Amanda Callaghan, Manchester Office Manager, said: “These are exceptional financial results for our Manchester office given the challenging year we are all facing.

“We are still one of the fastest growing offices in our network. Our commitment to exceptional customer service, a growing customer base, and investment in our people remains the primary reason for our strong performance.

“Despite the pandemic, our growth plans for Manchester remain more ambitious than ever. We assume that we will continue to grow in the next 12 months in order to further strengthen and deepen our range of services We are focused on helping our public and private sector clients navigate these very challenging times. “

In May the company also presented its new office location on the 3rd floor in No1 Spinningfields.

Education partner Dai Durbridge, The Manchester Relocation Manager added, “It’s fantastic to finally be able to move into the new office. It offers our colleagues and customers a bright, lively and collaborative working environment and perfectly captures our brand values ​​as an integrative, flexible employer. As the lockdown wears off, we can’t wait to welcome colleagues and customers to our new space. “


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