Lancashire-based Forbes Solicitors has announced two promotions within its expert Housing and Regeneration Team.
Justine Hunkins has been made Partner and Jennifer Hankinson is now an Associate at one of the North’s leading law firms.
Justine is Head of the highly successful specialist Housing Litigation Asset Management Team and advises social landlords in relation to their housing management functions.
She specialises in disrepair claims and rent possession actions which have complicating factors such as anti-social behaviour, capacity issues, disrepair counterclaims and counterclaims for unlawful interference with goods.
Justine also assists social landlords with a wide range of matters such as policy drafting, implementing tenancy agreement amendments, dealing with legislative change, granting tenancies to minors, boundary and nuisance disputes.
She also has extensive experience of advising in relation to homelessness, allocations and unlawful eviction.
Jennifer specialises in housing and regeneration property law and worked as an in-house lawyer for a registered provider for almost five years before joining Forbes.
She brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the role and prior to her qualification as a solicitor she also worked in the private sector, bringing a wider commercial expertise.
Jennifer is experienced in a wide variety of areas of property work in the housing and regeneration sector including sales of land, acquisitions, site acquisitions, s106 Agreements (and variations), licence for works, golden brick acquisitions and development agreements.
Lucy Worrall, Partner and Head of Housing and Regeneration at Forbes, said: “We are delighted to announce these promotions as a reward for all the hard work both Justine and Jennifer have put in for the benefit of our clients.”
Pictured are: Jennifer Hankinson (left) and Justine Hunkins