Roythornes Solicitors has bolstered its team through the appointment of social housing solicitor Daniel Skinner as partner.
Skinner qualified 25 years ago and has since built up a “strong reputation” for acting for social landlords across the country.
In the past, he has worked on litigation, policy, and governance for a range of social housing clients, and has sat on the board of Bexley Community Housing Association to gain insight into issues affecting clients.
The firm said his addition will strengthen the litigation team and in his new role he will advise on housing management matters including anti-social behaviour and regulatory issues.
Skinner said: “This is a really exciting time for the sector, and I’m thrilled to be joining Roythornes to further develop my specialism. As well as expanding its team, I’ll be working to increase its already strong offering to housing management clients.
“With the effects of Grenfell rightfully bringing about new rules in building safety, and provoking questions surrounding responsibility, it’s more important than ever that landlords, housing associations, and councils have watertight regulations. We’re here to make that process simple and efficient.”
Vember Mortlock, managing director at Roythornes, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Daniel to the team to kick off the new year, further diversifying the ways in which we can support our clients. His extensive experience in contentious matters and varied expertise built from years of work make him an excellent addition to the team.
“Known for his ability to summarise issues in clear and direct terms, as well as his down-to-earth and entertaining training style, Daniel will also be a great role model for our trainees and junior solicitors as they work their way up the firm.”
Roythornes is a top 150 national law practice that has teams across Alconbury, Birmingham, Nottingham, Peterborough, and Spalding. Its clients include major blue-chip companies, family businesses and private individuals, based nationally and internationally.