Social housing heavyweight joins Forbes Solicitors

Forbes Solicitors has announced  announce the appointment of "social housing heavyweight" Lucy Worrall.

Lucy joins Forbes as a partner and head of housing and regeneration (property) and will be instrumental in spearheading the firm’s further expansion into the development and regeneration sector.

She joins from Croftons Solicitors LLP and has worked specifically in the social housing sector for 12 years, building up a specialism in acting for registered providers in connection with development and regeneration, commercial property and supported housing. Widely respected in the social housing sector, Lucy is ranked in Chambers in Band 1 and also recognised in Legal 500.

Lucy is chair of The Association of Women in Property North West, is a board member of Housing Association Your Tung Sing and is a previous winner of Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Construction Awards.

Commenting on her appointment Lucy said: “I am delighted to join an ambitious and talented housing and regeneration team offering the full suite of legal services to registered providers. The next few years will be very exciting as we look to expand on the development and regeneration work and become a nationally recognised team in this sector.”

Stuart Penswick, head of housing and regeneration at Forbes added: “I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Lucy to the team. She is going to play a central role in helping develop the service Forbes offers clients in the social housing sector.” Forbes' housing and regeneration department now acts for more than 90 housing associations and ALMOs across the country and is recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leader in the social housing field.