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Square One Law are delighted to announce the promotion of Bal Manak to Construction Partner.

Having held the position of Senior Associate in our Property team for two and a half years, she will lead the development of our Construction service across West Yorkshire, Tees Valley and the North East.

With a specialism in non-contentious construction and over 16 years’ experience of advising clients on a wide range of commercial developments, Bal has been involved in a variety of high-profile schemes operating out of our offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Darlington.

In Leeds these have included advising Marrico on a forward funded built-to-rent scheme at the former Leeds International Swimming Pool, while in the North East she has advised clients such as Three Tuns Developments in relation to the construction of new student accommodation in Durham.

Out of region Bal has also been advising on the construction contracts for the development of a new low carbon office at Tower Bridge, London on behalf of Fore Partnership.

She has been recognised as a rising star in the construction law field having been listed in the 2021 edition of the Chambers Guide as ‘an associate to watch’ in the North East construction sector.

Bal Manak, Construction Partner, said: “The North of England is experiencing some strong levels of regeneration and construction activity in both residential and commercial sectors, which is generating a variety of projects for our clients.

“I am proud to become a Partner as part of Square One Law’s dynamic and proactive property team, which has established a positive reputation in Leeds, Tees Valley and Newcastle, which are all key to the economic success of the government’s levelling up policies.”

Gill Hunter, Managing Partner, said: “Our clients are involved in so many complex property and construction projects where Bal has provided key strategic and tactical advice. She has built great relationships with those she has worked with, both inside and outside of the firm and I’m delighted that she is becoming a partner.”


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