A Northern legal firm has doubled the size of its housing and regeneration team over the last year to meet growing demand for its services.
Forbes Solicitors’ Housing & Regeneration (Property) team, based in Preston, works with housing providers nationally, and provides a range of advice and legal services.
Led by recently promoted partner, Jennifer Hankinson, the team has grown by 50% over the last 12 months, with new appointments ranging from associates, solicitors and paralegals, to trainee paralegals and admin support staff.
“The changes in the team have been quite significant over the last 12 months and it is continually growing to meet demand within the sector,” Hankinson said. “Our areas of work have grown and we have seen an increase in bulk transaction work in the last couple of years due to increased audits and rationalisation of stock within our client group.
“We are also assisting our Education Sector team on property transactions using our team members’ existing knowledge and experience of that sector. The withdrawal of the funding cap for local authorities has seen an increase in local authority development transactions for affordable housing and regeneration.”
Main Image: Forbes’ Jennifer Hankinson (far right) with some of her housing and regeneration (property) team