What can I do for you?
I have many years’ experience working in commercial property and specialise in property development work. I act for a wide range of clients, which enables me to keep a balanced approach to transactions. My development experience ranges from out of town industrial estates to city centre leisure developments and greenfield residential developments. I also act for landlords and tenants, dealing with leases of retail, leisure, office and industrial premises, and for banks taking security over property.
Supporting my clients’ objectives
My aim is to provide an outstanding service to my clients. This means giving practical, quality advice but it also means being part of the team and really getting involved in the project.
One of the best examples of this was acting for the developer on a hotel development build in Manchester. The development had many challenges: a tight city centre site, a road that needed to be stopped up, access issues, a restrictive ground lease and an occupier with very prescriptive terms. Despite these obstacles we got the deal done and the hotel was built. I still remember some of the very tricky meetings we had with a smile when I walk past the hotel.
What do others say about me?
"Caroline Hanratty is appreciated by clients for her ‘detailed approach’, ‘sharp advice’ and ‘timely delivery’." Chambers and Partners UK, 2012
"Caroline Hanratty is praised for her ‘good commercial awareness and ability to push a transaction through to conclusion’.” Legal 500, 2011
'Caroline Hanratty has ‘excellent knowledge, and is pragmatic and commercial’.” Legal 500, 2012
What else should you know?
I founded and continue to run a networking group called Ladies in Property (LIPs) for women working in the property industry in the North West.