Northern law firm Forbes Solicitors has appointed Lucy Worrall as partner and head of housing and regeneration in Manchester.
Worrall joins from Croftons Solicitors and has worked in the social housing sector for 12 years. She is a specialist in acting for registered providers in connection with development and regeneration, commercial property and supported housing.
She is chairman of Women in Property in the North West and a board member of Greater Manchester housing association Your Tung Sing.
Worrall said: "The next few years will be very exciting as we look to expand on the development and regeneration work and become a nationally recognised team in this sector."
Stuart Penswick, head of housing at Forbes, said: "I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Lucy to the team. She is going to play a central role in helping develop the service Forbes offers clients in the social housing sector."
Forbes' housing and regeneration department acts for over 90 housing associations and ALMOs across the country and is recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leader in the social housing field.