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Crime - North West

Basic facts about the department
- Office locations ranked: Manchester

What the team is known for Large team handling the full range of criminal law matters ranging from murder and manslaughter cases to complex fraud. Also able to deal with youth crime, business crime and prison law work.

Notable practitioners 

Higher court advocate Daniel King undertakes a range of criminal cases including fraud, conspiracy and regulatory crime.

Social Housing - North West

Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Preston

What the team is known for Particular expertise in the field of housing management. Strong litigation practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "I work with a number of lawyers at the firm and they're all so friendly and easy to work with." 

Responsiveness: "They're very happy to travel to see us - but are equally always reachable by phone or e-mail."

Expertise: "The firm has a number of great advocates who are experienced at thinking on their feet."

Work highlights The firm acted on a sizeable joint venture to install solar panels on more than 1,000 roofs of registered stock.

Notable practitioners  

Forbes' head of housing, Stuart Penswick has experience in acting on a variety of housing management matters. Sources describe him as "very personable" and "keen to ensure service is client focused."

Sources recommend solicitor advocate Lachlan McLean for his sensible and common-sense approach to housing management issues. He regularly appears in court on housing management matters, and recently advised on the closure of a residential block, successfully defending a client against claims of procurement of eviction by oppression.

Significant clients Guinness Housing Association, East Midlands Housing Association, Peabody Trust, Riverside Group.