Specialist social housing law firm, Croftons Solicitors, has recruited Jo Savage to head up the firm's regulatory and governance team.
Savage was previously at Trowers & Hamlins, where she spent nearly 10 years. She sits on several boards of housing associations, advising on policy and constitutional issues.
Simon Leighton, managing partner at Manchester-based Croftons, said: "Jo is credited with bringing real commerciality to her clients, which is what attracted us to her. Our own clients want advice which will help them operate successfully. They ask for innovation and ideas for positive change. Jo and her team are ideally placed to do this."