Forbes Solicitors Wins Places on Two Social Housing Sector Panels

25th June 2024, 4:01 pm

Forbes Solicitors has further strengthened its position in the social housing sector after being appointed to two different panels of approved suppliers for legal services.

Following rounds of national tendering, not-for-profit organisation the Communities and Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) Ltd and Ongo Homes Ltd, a Community Benefit Society, have both awarded contracts to Forbes Solicitors.

CHIC is a consortium of Registered Providers of social housing and has around 240 members nationwide. The organisation first created its legal services framework in 2016, which brings together the country’s leading experts in housing law to support and protect members’ interests. As part of the framework, Forbes will provide legal services covering corporate, governance and finance, housing and asset management, development and property.

Ongo Homes is a Registered Provider of social housing and currently owns and manages approximately 11,000 homes across North Lincolnshire and neighbouring areas. The organisation has appointed Forbes Solicitors for the provision of legal services including property management, development, employment, housing and tenancy management, commercial contracts and procurement, and governance.

Catherine Kennedy, a Partner and Head of Housing and Regeneration at Forbes Solicitors, said: “Both organisations are well-regarded for delivering high quality services and standards. This is reflected in extremely robust and highly competitive tendering processes, which prioritise legal expertise, innovation, breadth of service and experience, and value.

“It’s a privilege to be named on both panels and this is testament to Forbes’ united team approach to supporting clients. Our housing team were able to combine their in-depth knowledge of the social housing sector with insights from across a wide range of legal specialisms and match this to each of the organisation’s specific goals. The provision of exceptional legal services form part of CHIC and Ongo Homes’ stakeholder-focussed approach and we’re very much looking forward to being part of this.”

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