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.
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.