New Office and Senior Appointments
5 Dec 2023
Due to our exponential growth, we are proud to announce further senior appointments and the opening of our new office in Manchester City Centre.
Peter Williams is joining as a partner and head of the real estate team, and Clare Naylor joins as a managing associate in the real estate team. Both have made the move from DAC Beachcroft where Peter Williams was a partner for 16 years.
The appointments have been made to extend our service offering to clients and to assist with an increased growth in demand as we open new our city centre offices in the XYZ Building in Spinningfields.
Peter Williams' specialism is property finance and investment, but he is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate, including advising developers, property companies and corporate occupiers in relation to sales, acquisitions and asset management.
"CG's ethos and culture is like no other I know of within the industry and it’s so refreshing to see things being done in this way, where client's needs are placed front and centre," said Williams.
"The old school hourly rate way of working has been thrown out of the window and we actually work in a way that totally benefits the clients. It frees us up as lawyers to focus on service and truly act as trusted partners to our clients.
"The depth of the relationships we foster at CG helps us to understand our clients and how they work so we can provide guidance at a strategic level and help them make those crucial business decisions."
CG was established just more than six years ago, adopting a commercial approach to pricing as opposed to the traditional hourly rate model.
Peter Williams added: "The fact CG have a dedicated client relationship director who is purely focused on client experience is tremendous bonus for clients. Someone who works across all sectors and can look at the client's business and help them understand their needs and then assist and advise on where and how to get the best value services is unique, I think, in a law firm."
Managing partner Benjamin Dredge said: "Peter and Clare are a great fit for CG and having worked together for a number of years and have a strong reputation in the sector.
"Peter has a vast amount of experience and is well known known for his commerciality and outcome-focused approach, which is what we’re all about at CG - putting clients front and centre to deliver the best outcome.
"We've seen demand for our services grow significantly over the last few years and we’ve recruited talent to keep up with this growth, which is also why we’ve opened a new office in Manchester and opened an office in Liverpool last year."