Partner boosts Thrings’ corporate occupancy, leisure and healthcare offering

Ben Tarrant

Ben Tarrant

Commercial law firm Thrings has strengthened its corporate occupancy, healthcare, and retail and leisure sector offering to clients by appointing experienced commercial property specialist Ben Tarrant as partner.

Ben – who will be based in Bristol while working closely with Thrings colleagues in London, Swindon and Bath – will also continue to provide career advice to students via seminars at universities and law schools, deliver training sessions to banks and corporate occupier clients, and retain close links with the Bristol Law Society, the organisation where he was once president.

Ben said: “The retail and leisure sectors are exciting, fast-evolving and, crucially, closely-linked, with operators continuing to search for ways to provide a more complete customer experience. Management of a property estate and getting the best out of an asset is critical in such a competitive market, and while many operators have a strong online presence, there is still demand for a physical presence and thought needs to be given to how that space is planned and used.

“Healthcare is a sector which, due to the ongoing demands placed upon it, continues to be subjected to significant change and pressure. Having worked extensively with GPs, care home operators, funders and pharmacy businesses, I am looking forward building on Thrings’ great work in this sector in order to develop its reputation and client base.”

Warren Reid, head of commercial property at Thrings, said: “Ben is a high-skilled commercial property specialist, who during the course of his career has consistently demonstrated an ability to understand his sector clients’ requirements, provide considered legal advice and, ultimately, help them expand their property portfolios and increase their profitability.”