Zo Hoida > Browne Jacobson LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
15th Floor
103 Colmore Row
B3 3AG

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Zo has over 20 years’ experience in real estate and projects, working on a full range of commercial property matters. Her specialism is development within the public sector and Zo has acted on several major high profile regeneration projects for local and central government. Clients welcome her collaborative nature, project management skills and sector knowledge. Zo also sits on the firm’s International Group with responsibility for APAC & CIS.


  • Admitted as a Solicitor 2000
  • Diploma (Distinction) 1998
  • LLB (Hons) Law with French Law 1996
  • Diploma 1995

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: Birmingham

Browne Jacobson LLP‘s diverse public and private sector clientele regularly seek out the team for assistance in a range of development and regeneration matters. Practice co-chair Dominic Swift , who splits his time between Birmingham and Nottingham, is a highly experienced commercial property lawyer who regularly advises some of the firm’s leading public sector and higher education clients. Thomas Howard specialises in local authority investment matters, working on a range of site acquisitions and projects involving healthcare operators. Zo Hoida focuses on public sector regeneration schemes with international stakeholders, including civic and residential redevelopments. Senior associate Philip Gray is noted for his capabilities in mixed-use projects. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham unless stated otherwise.

West Midlands > Public sector > Local government

The government, regulatory and advocacy team at Browne Jacobson LLP advises local authorities on a range of contentious and non-contentious issues, including property investments, regeneration, estate management, environmental issues and judicial review. Thomas Howard runs the firm’s local authority investment practice, while Zo Hoida focuses on development within the public sector. Ben Standing is another important name, specialising in planning matters and local government matters.