Jennifer Robinson has joined Ward Hadaway’s Built Environment team as a partner.

Robinson has over 20 years’ experience in the social housing sector. She deals with all aspects of property work including site assembly, land acquisition and development for affordable and mixed tenure housing through a variety of structures, large scale portfolio acquisitions, disposals and securitisations, stock swaps, landlord and tenant matters, asset management and projects.

Robinson will lead a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, qualified plans technicians and support staff to provide a range of services to the social housing sector. 

Robinson commented: 'Ward Hadaway is a UK Top 100 firm with an excellent social housing practice and I’m delighted to be joining such a great team.

'The crisis in affordable housing has only been exacerbated by the current political, social and economic climate. My experience will help us develop further the firm’s full service offering, assisting both existing and new clients with their important work in this sector.'

She will be based at the firm’s Leeds office.

Partner and head of social housing at the firm’s Leeds office John Murray said: 'This is another significant appointment and I am delighted to welcome Jen to the team. Bringing in somebody of Jen’s calibre and experience clearly demonstrates our commitment to grow and expand our social housing service and position Ward Hadaway as one of the leading legal firms within this sector.

'The team has grown substantially over the last couple of years, and due to a number of new client wins, we are looking to further strengthen our social housing team with more appointments across all three regions where we operate in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.'