The Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths won the coveted title of Property Team of the Year at the 2016 Manchester Legal Awards.
Property Team of the Year
Shoosmiths' real estate team beat stiff competition to take home the prize at a ceremony at the Midland Hotel which was attended by more than 500 people and organised by the Manchester Law Society.
Shoosmiths' national real estate group is one of the largest in the UK, extending over eight offices and with a team comprising 39 partners and 254 people in total.
The group is made up of teams advising on real estate, construction, planning, real estate litigation, and environmental.
Vaqas Farooq, the head of Shoosmiths' Manchester office and also head of the Manchester real estate team, said: 'Winning this award is testament to our culture of teamwork and to our dedication to the very highest standards. We have consistently delivered outstanding service and a first rate experience for an enviable list of clients right across the UK.
'It is fantastic to have this hard work and talent recognised and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Shoosmiths team for their contribution.'
The Manchester Legal Awards 2016 recognises and rewards the wide range of skills and talent the region has to offer.