DAC Beachcroft strengthens national Real Estate team with partner hire

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DAC Beachcroft strengthens national Real Estate team with partner hire

Published 5 February 2019

DAC Beachcroft is pleased to welcome partner Sally Morris-Smith to its national Real Estate team, which now numbers 35 partners and over 150 lawyers. Sally will be based in the firm’s Manchester office.

Sally advises worldwide investors on commercial property development investment and property finance. She joins from Shepherd & Wedderburn where she was a partner in their Property & Infrastructure team. Prior to this she was a partner at Kennedys and has also worked at Olswang and Linklaters, where she trained.

Sally has recently led on the forward sale and development of the initial phase of the 24 acre Middlewood Locks development in Manchester for a UK property developer to a private rented sector (PRS) operator, which exchanged during 2018.

Alison Key, Head of Real Estate in the North at DAC Beachcroft, said, “Sally brings very strong development credentials and a practice that is strong in the North of England, as well as the City of London.

“Foreign and domestic investors are alive to the huge potential for growth that the North of England offers, with Sally’s expertise and our existing presence in the marketplace, we plan to further strengthen our national Real Estate team’s overall offering to clients.”

Sally Morris-Smith said, “DAC Beachcroft has a very strong reputation in the real estate market and a broad spread of offices and expertise across the UK. I’m looking forward to working with the team to further expand the firm’s presence in the commercial investment and development field, in both London and the North.”