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Anne Fairhurst

Senior Partner
+44 (0) 161 234 8807
+44 (0) 161 234 8840

My specialist area

Commercial Property with a specific interest in the Public Sector. The majority of my clients are GPs, PCTs, Schools and Further Education Colleges. However I do feel it is important not to lose a commercial focus so also act for a number of long established property and trading companies.

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What it's like to work at George Davies

I suspect I must like it having worked here for 32 years ! It is a friendly firm where colleagues support each other and take delight in others achievements. I am very proud of our people and to have played a small part in their professional development.

My professional memberships/ networks

Law Society
Manchester Law Society

What clients say about me

"You ...are my favourite Legal Eagle..."

"George Davies Solicitors LLP has an active healthcare team, with Anne Fairhurst recommended." Legal 500, 2011

"Anne Fairhurst is ‘most impressive’. " Legal 500, 2012

My experience/cases of note

I find working in a team most rewarding so have enjoyed those transactions where it has been necessary to field a group of lawyers from the firm often from different departments. A good example of this is the work we did and still do for Salford PCT in respect of their involvement in the procurement of six purpose built health centres. In this case there is a strong emphasis on collaboration with the other stakeholders including the local authority, the building contractors, the banks and the LIFT Company. We are very proud to have played a part in the development of the centres when we see the finished article and serving and enhancing their communities.

Another example of team working is the recent work we have done for schools converting to Academies. Members of our property, commercial and employment departments have come together to create an effective team advising schools embarking on conversion.

My additional qualifications

I am a part time Tribunal Judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber.

What I do when I'm not at work

I enjoy tennis and celebrate the fact that I am still fit enough to play. I spend a lot of time in the garden and recently dug up the front lawn to create a vegetable patch which my son and I have spent many a happy hour digging over and planting. Sadly the yield does not reflect the hard work but it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with my children. As a family we are strong supporters of the Jennifer Trust a support group for people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.