Housing & Regeneration

The Forbes Housing and Regeneration Group provides a specialist comprehensive legal service to the Housing sector nationally.

More about Housing & Regeneration

We have a large team of over 35 specialist lawyers and staff working with over 90 registered providers and local authorities in England and Wales.

We are recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as being leaders in the sector and regularly hold and speak at housing seminars, conferences and forums.

We understand the housing sector and current issues facing registered providers and ALMOs which include the growing need for good quality affordable housing in safe communities against a backdrop of reduced funding, regulatory changes, welfare reform and the requirement for value for money. On a weekly basis, we provide training for our clients to develop their teams' skills and knowledge base and have over 200 training sessions available to our clients.

Our high calibre lawyers are solution focused and provide a cost effective, flexible and value for money service for your organisation.

Our specialism, partnership approach, "one-stop-shop" service, size of our team, quality of our lawyers and value for money approach is what differentiates us from our competitors.

We find that Forbes have a wealth of experience in all elements of our housing management needs.

Chambers 2024

Not only did Forbes handle complex and sophisticated matters greatly, they also explained these in a way which was understandable and comprehendible.

Chambers 2024

The firm is always very responsive and the service is excellent.

Chambers 2024

Forbes are involved in a number of schemes where we purchase ‘off the shelf’ Section 106 developments, and where the timescales are short between exchanging contracts with the developer and build completion of the first affordable units. Forbes always work to our timescales for the drafting of the Shared Ownership lease and setting up the conveyancing.

Legal 500 2024

Forbes is a well known legal practice within our social housing sector. Having worked with many other legal practices, I view their success is down to their solid team work and communication. Always reasonable and adaptable to our business needs.

Legal 500 2024

You’ve supported me and my teams across different organisations amazingly for years.

Benjamin Mitchell, Head of Homeownership & Commercial Property, Incommunities Ltd

Recognition for our work

Our dedicated Housing & Regeneration team

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Partner, Head of Housing and Regeneration (Property), Housing & Regeneration

Catherine Kennedy


Partner, Governance, Procurement & Information

Daniel Milnes

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Partner, Insurance

Elizabeth Bower

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Partner, Head of Housing and Regeneration (Litigation), Housing & Regeneration

Siobhan Hardy

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