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Forbes Solicitors

Housing & Regeneration eNews
July 2016

Welcome to Forbes' Housing and Regeneration eNewsletter

Our aim is to keep you updated on housing sector news and legal developments. We'll also throw in some updates on Forbes and keep you abreast of our latest seminars, conferences and un-missable practical Guides on a range of housing and regeneration issues.

The Forbes Housing and Regeneration team

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Exit routes, exit routes, exit routes… In our day to day work in the office dealing with development work for housing associations and whenever we speak at seminars and conferences on development, we always find the same 2 words are on our lips – exit route.  Those words will be even more important over the next few months and potentially years given the uncertainty over the property market following the Brexit read the full article, please click here.

"Mayday" for the homeownership consensus?

Following the raft of recent ministerial manoeuvres, we consider what the post referendum regime might have in store for the housing sector.  In particular, we ask whether the government’s unyielding focus on home ownership is likely to continue unabated, or whether the new political players’ will be more receptive to the clamour for a more balanced provision of different tenure read the full article, please click here.

Forbes’ solicitor James Beck on a fact finding mission to Jordan with Lawyers Against Poverty Here is his blog…

On 4 June 2016, I, along with three other solicitors and a member of Oxfam’s team, embarked on a fact-finding mission to Jordan as part of a Lawyers Against Poverty (LAP) delegation – LAP are a membership network of lawyers who are passionate about fighting the injustice of poverty. The purpose of the trip was to visit Zaatari refugee camp and meet with Oxfam Jordan to ascertain what we could do to assist in combating the challenges they are facing, specifically with reference the Syrian refugee read the full article, please click here.

'We Work' - increasing social value sector-wide

Brexit seemed to pervade the entire CIH conference 2016. However, a glimmer of light came from PlaceShapers’ launch and premiere of the ‘We Work’ film and storybook on 29 June 2016. This focuses on 15 powerful and inspiring stories showing how lives have been transformed by the hard work of the PlaceShapers network and the determination and commitment of the individuals read the full article, please click here.

ASB Possession & Mock Hearings

1pm - 4pm, Thursday 27 October 2016
Forbes Solicitors, Ribchester House, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 2QL

This training session is delivered by Forbes’ Housing and Regeneration Team and will look at ASB & Possession Mock Hearings.


By the end of this session you will:-

  • Understand the legal tests which must be satisfied in ASB cases
  • Understand the court process and what the Judges are looking for
  • Prepare your case in order to succeed
  • Save wasted legal costs and ensure that your organisation deals effectively with ASB on behalf of your customers

For more information or to book a place, please click here.

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