Employment & HR

More about Employment and HR

The Forbes Employment and HR team has significant experience in providing advice to registered providers and ALMOs as part of the firm's Housing and Regeneration Group.

Our team works with housing providers nationally and has a proven track record in providing advice and legal services in connection with:

  • Employment Tribunal litigation

  • Discrimination & Equality

  • Equal Pay and Job Evaluation

  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures

  • Dismissals

  • Redundancies

  • Settlement agreements and termination packages

  • Employment contracts

  • Restrictive covenants, confidentiality and garden leave

  • Drafting of agreements

  • TUPE

  • Pension issues - including advice in relation to both SHPS and LGPS

  • Governance

We also have a team of specialist HR consultants, who assist our clients in the sector on a number of matters, including:

  • Investigatory work

  • Absence management

  • Chairing disciplinary, grievance and appeal hearings

  • 'Health Checks' on best practice in policy and procedure

We are also able to offer our specialist solicitors and HR consultants on a secondment basis as necessary.

Our team is recognised in the Legal 500 as being experts in our field, which also praises the team's 'exceptional response times'. The team has significant advocacy experience in a number of high-profile cases and offers a 'cradle to grave' service to our clients.

We regularly hold and speak at housing seminars, conferences and forums and write for the housing press.

We provide bespoke training for our clients and the housing sector to develop their teams' skills and knowledge base.

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

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

Siobhan Hardy

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Partner, Insurance

Elizabeth Bower

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