National firm Browne Jacobson has expanded its health property and social care property practice with the appointments of Ann Cojeen and Dominic Canning into its Manchester office. 

Commercial property lawyer Ann Cojeen joins as an associate having previously worked at Pinsent Masons and Hempsons Solicitors in Manchester. Ann has over 17 years of experience acting for public and private sector clients on a wide range of commercial property work, including development, sales and purchases and landlord and tenant matters, and has extensive experience in the health sector.

Dominic Canning, who qualified in 2017, joins as a solicitor from Hill Dickinson’s health property team in Liverpool where he acted for tenants and landlords including NHS bodies.

Ann and Dominic will join Browne Jacobson’s national health and social care property team, headed by partner Victoria Thourgood, and will be based in Manchester. Its clients include NHS bodies, private hospitals and clinics, care home operators, GPs, dentists, pharmacies, banks, charities, developers, and operators providing supported living. The team provide assistance on sales and purchases, landlord and tenant matters and development as well as providing support on corporate and banking transactions.

Victoria Thourgood, said: 'Health and social care is a key focus of the firm and has been one of our fastest growing areas in recent years. We’ve seen this growth, across both the public and independent parts of the sector. Ann and Dominic will be great additions to both our growing Manchester and national health and social care property team. Their expertise and skills will also complement our wider real estate practice and further enhance our offering to clients not just in the region but throughout the UK.'