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Firm expands construction practice into Manchester with key legal appointment

Browne Jacobson has appointed Ragene Raithatha, a specialist in both contentious and non-contentious matters, as a Legal Director in its new Manchester construction practice.

14 October 2021

Browne Jacobson has appointed Ragene Raithatha as a Legal Director in its new Manchester construction practice.

A specialist in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters, Ragene brings with her many years of experience acting on high-profile building and infrastructure projects across the UK. She was formerly a Director in the Real Estate, Construction and Infrastructure Team at Manchester law firm DWF.

Ragene will join a growing national construction practice which advises domestic and international corporations, contractors, subcontractors, developers, funders, suppliers, end-users and occupiers on a range of contentious and non-contentious local, national and international construction matters.

This growth mirrors the success of the Manchester office which recently posted 9% revenue growth for the 2020/21 financial year, marking a 74% increase in revenues for the office since 2017/18.

Tim Claremont, Construction Partner, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Ragene to our Manchester office. Her knowledge and extensive expertise will be a major asset to our construction industry credentials.

“With experts predicting construction output in the North West will return to pre-Covid-19 levels within the next couple of years we believe now is the perfect time to expand our national practice into Manchester.”

Earlier this year the firm unveiled its new look Manchester office at No1 Spinningfields. The office, which will act as a blueprint for the firm’s four other UK offices in Birmingham, London, Nottingham and Exeter, is in line with the firm’s commitment to agile working and a response to evolving employee and client needs in a post pandemic world.

Ragene Raithatha said:

“I am really excited to be joining the expanding construction team at Browne Jacobson and in particular growing the North West practice.”

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