By DAC Beachcroft


Published 29 January 2024


International law firm DAC Beachcroft scooped a duo of awards at the Insider North West Residential Property Awards in Manchester.

DACB was named 'Law Firm of the Year', with the judges praising the firm for the 'breadth and depth of its work across challenging deals and schemes'.

DACB was also recognised in the 'Deal of the Year' category in collaboration with Savills and Vistry, for the landmark acquisition of Peel Hall, Warrington by Countryside Partnerships and Torus. The £112 million acquisition is the highest value residential land deal ever concluded in the North of England, and the judges were impressed the tenacity of all parties involved.

Gemma Leonard, Head of DACB's Residential Development team, said, "Our Manchester-based Residential Development practice has gone from strength to strength over the last three years. We have significantly increased the number of lawyers in our team, extended the geographic reach of our practice, and continued to provide strategic and commercial advice to our clients across all stages of the resi development lifecycle.

"I am delighted to see our hard work and successes recognised, and we are grateful for the trust of our clients place in us."

DAC Beachcroft’s Residential Development team acts for all of the top 11 housebuilders in the UK, offering the breadth and depth of experience to take on complex, long-term projects. The team is experienced in alternative asset classes, such as student accommodation, and PRS developments, including site acquisition, structuring and financing. In addition, the team supports private development and housebuilding clients with a dedicated house plots team and advises a number of local authorities in the North West on development projects.

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