Joining the 25-strong partnership this month are Baljit Basra and Natalie Singh.

Highly experienced in housing litigation, Baljit becomes partner as an authority in the firm’s housing management team leading on asset management litigation.  She also heads up ACS’s corporate litigation team and plays a key role in the ‘operational spine’ of the firm.

Joining in 2012, Natalie specialises in funding and finance work, primarily for ACS’s housing sector clients, and also for the firm’s third and voluntary sector clients.  Natalie has led in developing this new marketplace, recently winning a number of mandates to act on capital markets transactions with institutional investors.

Other key promotions include Alex Loxton and Alison Room who move up to associate.

Chartered legal executive Alex is a senior housing litigator in the corporate litigation team. Previously chair of the Birmingham Committee of CILEx, she was a finalist as Chartered Legal Executive of the Year in the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2014. 

Alison Room joined ACS in 2007 as a trainee solicitor and is a commercial and property litigator in ACS’s corporate litigation team, specialising in large commercial and property disputes for commercial clients, charities and churches, housing, and public sector organisations. 

Partner and head of ACS’s social housing team Jonathan Cox said: “Recognising outstanding legal talent is a major part of our commitment to providing the very best legal support to meet the high expectations of our housing clients nationwide.

“They are greatly valued members of our successful team and have made a huge impact in our social housing team.  These promotions are well deserved.”

ACS has the largest specialist team of any firm outside London providing legal advice to over 200 housing associations.