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New partner to focus on social housing condition claims

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has strengthened its social housing sector team with the appointment of Matthew Wilson as a new partner and Head of its Asset Management team.

Matthew’s main focus will be supporting Registered Providers (RPs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) with housing condition claims.

He brings 16 years of experience to the role, advising social landlords on contenious and non-contenious housing and asset management matters.

“We are thrilled to have Matthew join our growing housing management team in the North West,” said Lindsay Felstead, joint sector head and head of the housing management team.

“Matthew has unrivalled experience of housing conditions claims related to the state of properties and has successfully defended countless cases at trial.

“Over that time he has developed an in-depth understanding of building pathology which provides a unique ability to formulate defences to claims.

“His appointment is an important part of our strategy to grow our housing management specialism and further demonstrates our commitment to the sector.”

Matthew, hailed by the Legal 500 as displaying a “depth of knowledge which puts him way ahead of his competitors”, joins Clarke Willmott from Weightmans.

He will provide support with litigated cases including claims surrounding the fitness of a property for habitation and prosecutions raised on grounds of prejudice to health.

Matthew will also supply strategic guidance on clients’ internal processes to ensure that they future proof themselves against further claims and manage their assets effectively.

Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. 

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