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Ratio Law moves into Fabric

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Earlier this month Ratio Law moved across Manchester into new offices at Fabric.

You might have seen our virtual office video tour at the time, which stirred up a fair bit of interest across our social channels.

Our ongoing expansion has meant that we require additional space, and unfortunately our previous offices in Hanover House, Charlotte Street couldn’t quite accommodate us any more.

We’ve maintained our open-plan layout as previously. We are a strong team, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that this type of working arrangement provides. We do, of course, still have meeting rooms where we meet our clients.

Our new address is: Fabric Building, 30 Queen Street, Lincoln Square, Manchester, M2 5HX.

Our contact telephone number is: 0161 464 9540

A reminder about Ratio Law

We are Gisella Alberici, Joanna Norris and Andrew Carmichael – the partners of Ratio Law LLP. 

Ratio Law is a specialist property law firm located in the heart of Manchester. We are experts in all matters relating to commercial property, property finance and retail property.

Each Ratio partner has top tier city law firm expertise and this, along with a small but strong and effective team, enables the firm to provide clients with an exceptionally high quality of service coupled with a remarkably low client-partner ratio.

As business owners, the partners’ breadth of knowledge across an extensive range of legal services comes with a real understanding of what it takes to start and run a successful business; allowing Ratio to deliver real value to clients.

We like to think we’re the type of lawyers we’d want to deal with. If you like the sound of this; get in touch. We’d love to chat.




The RealBuzz Group appoints Ratio Law…

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The RealBuzz Group has appointed Ratio Law!

Exciting news here at Ratio Law, where we are excited to announce our appointment by The RealBuzz Group. We will be responsible for managing property transactions for the UK retail arm of the industry leading tech-retail provider in the active endurance sector. The appointment comes as the business seeks to grow its sports and leisure retail offer through bricks and mortar shops across the UK, aiming to capitalise upon the brand’s strong web and social media following.

Our retail property expert, and lead partner for The RealBuzz Joanna Norris commented: “We are very excited to announce our work with RealBuzz, a company that leads the way as a new type of retailer; focussed entirely upon what the customer wants, and providing a seamless on- and off-line service that meets and exceeds expectations.

“We will be supporting the business as it expands its reach throughout the region and further afield, and look forward to continuing to provide outstanding support and assistance in this respect.”

Mark Brownhill, Head of Retail Operation at The RealBuzz Group added: “We needed a law firm that could help us to quickly and efficiently carry out the legals required for us to enter new destinations – we aim to open 45 stores by the end of 2019, and 70 by the end of 2021. With its focus upon providing a partner-led, cost-conscious service, Ratio Law was our natural choice. We look forward to our continued partnership as we grow our retail network across the UK.”

If you would like to know more about our retail property work, please give us a call on: 0161 464 9540 or speak directly to Joanna on: 0161 464 9543 or via email:

Ratio Law loves Manchester

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Ratio Law has been located in Manchester city centre for over five years, with its latest home on Charlotte Street. With Manchester Day on 14 June, two of Ratio’s partners – Joanna Norris and Gisella Alberici – give an insight into what they love about the city.

Joanna Norris

“I first came to Manchester as a student in 1993 until 1996 – it was a great place to be during the 90s – and I moved back in 2003 as a solicitor. The weather definitely isn’t the best thing about living in the city (although we do have some sunny days, promise!). Manchester is a really nice size with lots of different areas with their own personalities; I lived in London for a bit and I found it was too big to handle. For anyone visiting Manchester, I would suggest they spend some time simply wandering around the city centre and see where it takes them. My favourite restaurant is Rosso at the top of Kings Street and when it comes to football, I support Bury FC!”

Gisella Alberici

“I’ve lived in Manchester for 15 years. It was the music that first attracted me here – I loved bands like New Order and the whole ‘Madchester’ scene and used to come here to go to gigs and clubs. There is a great atmosphere in Manchester and there’s always so much going on. It’s an attractive city with really nice surrounding areas too. If someone was visiting Manchester for the weekend I’d recommend going to a football match – I personally support Manchester City and Bury FC, but of course there’s Manchester United at Old Trafford too – followed by a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants we now have in the city centre. My favourite restaurant is Sam’s Chop House. The next day they could go for a lovely walk in the Peak District with a pub lunch to finish off.”

The Ratio team would love to hear what your favourite things about Manchester are – tweet us @RatioLaw!

Bury FC – we’re going up!

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By Gisella Alberici, partner, Ratio Law

It’s been a weekend of celebrations as Bury FC was promoted to League One! Anyone who knows me will be well aware of how much of a Bury FC fan I am, so it’s unsurprising that I’m absolutely delighted at the news – it’s a brilliant result for the club and fans.

In 2013, I was appointed to the board of directors at Bury FC and Ratio Law has provided legal support for the club over the last few years, including its recent move to Manchester City’s former Carrington training ground earlier this year. Ratio Law has also been a proud sponsor of the club since August 2013.

I’ll never forget the buzz in the stadium on Saturday as the final whistle blew and we realised we were going up – watching thousands of fans pour on to the pitch was quite a sight! Well done again to the team – you’ve done us all proud and we can’t wait to see you next season at Gigg Lane.

Ratio Law: A Review of the Year 2013

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The Ratio Law Stand

As we draw towards Christmas, and after that to the end of the year, we thought now would be a good time to look back on what we’ve been up to this year, and forward to our plans for 2014.

At the start of 2013, we were ready to unveil our new brand and logo, and thanks here are due to Holden and Sons for their fantastic work. We still love the monochrome logo and we think our website really stands out from the competition.

By January we were already on the look-out for new office premises and in March we moved to our current home in Hanover House.

Also in March, we announced that Gisella had been appointed to the board of directors at Bury FC, and had provided all of the legal support for Stewart Day’s takeover of the club. We continue to support Bury FC and, as a football lover and keen supporter, Gisella attends all of the home matches, and most of the away fixtures too.

We completed our fourth financial year in April, announcing a fantastic 80% turnover increase on the previous 12 month period. Not a bad result when other many law firms are struggling financially, and even closing down.

In June we welcomed conveyancing executive, Sonia Marley to the team. Sonia had worked previously with our Head of Conveyancing, Rachel Haymes, and became a hugely important member of the team within hours of joining.

Most recently, we announced our two year sponsorship deal with Bury FC, which included the renaming of the club’s south stand as The Ratio Stand. Gisella continues to sit on the board and is hoping that Bury FC will end the season on a high.

So, on review, 2013 has been a hugely eventful year for Ratio Law. In 2014 we hope to continue to build upon this year’s successes and grow once more on a sustainable but ambitious basis.

Finally, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our clients and business contacts, many of whom are good friends. We really do appreciate your ongoing support and we look forward to continuing to work with you in 2014.

And on that note… Happy Christmas!