Lachlan McLean is a Partner and Solicitor-Advocate specialising in Social Housing Management Leasehold, Property and Construction Disputes. Particular areas of focus are trial advocacy (including High Court), disability equality and human rights, judicial review, sheltered housing, policy and procedure review, welfare reform, tenure reform, Section 106/ planning and construction, arbitration, boundaries and rights of way, disrepair, successions/ exchanges and possession against trespassers, rent reviews, service charge statutory consultations, rent and service charge debt recovery, forfeiture, tenancy enforcement, ASB, Right to Buy, allocations, commercial lease disputes, data protection, and information sharing with statutory agencies.
Lachlan regularly provides training to clients on all these areas, including Court advocacy workshops and disrepair masterclasses.
Lachlan joined Forbes as a paralegal in 2005 after studying law at Cambridge University and completing the Bar Vocational Course. Having initially trained as a non-practising barrister, Lachlan qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and obtained Higher Rights of Audience in 2012.
Chambers 2023 Testimonial - 'Lachlan McLean has a wealth of knowledge and has assisted me on various matters with such professionalism.'
Legal 500 2023 Testimonial - 'Lachlan McLean is amazing as he knows the answer to all your really weird housing related queries!'
Chambers 2022 Testimonial - "The level of knowledge and service that Lachlan McLean provides is outstanding. I can always rely on him to provide excellent advice."