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Vaqas Farooq

Vaqas Farooq is a partner within the real-estate department and heads up the Manchester team, which was set up in May 2011. He specialises in providing commercial real-estate advice with a particular focus on developers and investors.

Vaqas Farooq

Farooq’s’ experience covers a full range of real-estate transactions. He is currently involved in an aggressive development programme for a national FTSE 250 plc and has significant development experience acting for both residential and commercial developers in relation to high-value residential and mixed-use schemes.

Farooq trained with Eversheds and qualified with them in 2001 before joining Shoosmiths in 2005. He was made a partner in 2007.

Vaq was a runner up in the Assistant Solicitor of the Year category of the 2007 Lawyer Awards. In November 2007, he was also named by Times Online as one of 10 ‘future stars to watch outside London’.

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