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Shoosmiths’ Head of Real Estate North, Andrew Pattinson, discusses what a post-Covid Manchester might look like at Estates Gazette’s ‘Future of Manchester – A City Reborn’ virtual conference on 25th June 2020, alongside fellow panellists James Evans, Director at Savills and D’mitri Zaprzala, Head of Residential at Octopus Real Estate.

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