Real Estate and Construction team continues strong growth with client wins and new recruits

Our real estate and construction divisions have continued to show strong growth, despite the challenges of the last 12 months, starting the new financial year with four significant new client wins.

Those four client wins are all in the residential development sector with instructions on schemes providing a combined total of over 800 residential units across Manchester and the North West, with a combined GDV approaching £200m.

Following the recruitment during lockdown of real estate Partner Owen McKenna, who joined from Harrison Drury, and construction Associate Moe Yassin, who joined from DWF, the teams have also recruited two experienced paralegals to help meet growing demand.

Tiffany Low and Joanne Mizon join Beyond Group’s corporate firm in response to the significant increase in new enquires to both the Real Estate and Construction teams.

Tiffany takes up her role as a paralegal within the Construction team, where she will be working on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters. She graduated from Coventry University in 2017 where she obtained her LLB in Law, following which she gained experience in international and regional firms working on high value construction developments, in addition to insurance and litigated matters.

Jo, who has more than 20 years of paralegal experience and specialises in both real estate and construction work, will work across both teams. Her role involves supporting the team advising commercial clients on landlord and tenant matters, investment and development acquisitions and disposals, real estate and construction aspects of corporate transactions and dealing with construction documents on development projects.

James Flynn, head of our Construction team, said: “Tiffany and Jo are two great appointments consistent with Beyond Corporate’s strategy of enhancing our presence in the real estate and construction sectors, and I am confident they will make a significant contribution not just to the Real Estate and Construction team, but also to the Group as a whole.

“We have continued to grow, which is testament to the quality of the team here, and it has been great to see us start the new financial year – and come out of lockdown – with some fantastic client acquisitions to add to the great work that the teams are already carrying out.”

Matt Fleetwood, who leads Beyond Group, added: “Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the Group has continued to invest heavily in people, alternative career paths and routes to qualification. Our people are our primary asset and create the vibrant, collegiate culture and we have across the Group.

“Following strong recruitment across McAlister Family Law and Beyond Corporate throughout the pandemic, we are delighted to welcome Tiffany and Jo who are helping us to continue build that culture, and the Group’s ability to meet the needs of our clients across Beyond Group as a whole.”