High profile legal appointment for Seven Locks
Published by Claire Tinston for IPB Communications in Housing and also in Communities
Leading lawyer Mushtaq Khan has been appointed to the board of Seven Locks Housing.
Seven Locks Housing has appointed leading social housing lawyer Mushtaq Khan to its Board.
The Market Harborough based housing association, part of the Acclaim Housing Group, owns and manages more than 2,000 homes. The appointment will bring added depth to the organisation’s legal expertise, at a time of major change in the sector.
Mushtaq heads up the social housing division within leading UK law firm Freeth Cartwright LLP. He has over a decade of experience in the sector, advising housing associations, Arm’s Length Management Organisations and local authorities on housing and asset management issues and litigation; supporting senior management and board members with policy review and strategic planning and delivering training on behalf of several national housing bodies, including the National Housing Federation and Building Research Housing Group.
As a non-executive Board member with Seven Locks Housing, Mushtaq will sit alongside tenants, elected members and business professionals from a diverse range of sectors.
Mushtaq said: “I am really pleased to join Seven Locks. It’s an impressive organisation with a strong track record of delivering good quality homes and services to tenants. I’m looking forward to contributing my own specialist knowledge to support Seven Locks’ programme to create strong, sustainable communities.”
Deborah Bennett, Executive Director of Seven Locks Housing, said: “We are very pleased to bring Mushtaq’s knowledge, skills and experience to our Board. At a time of significant policy and regulatory change in the sector, we believe his experience as a lawyer specialising in social housing will be of particular value to us.”
Mushtaq is a member of the Social Housing Law Association and a council member of Birmingham Law Society. He is highly recommended as a leading lawyer in Chambers UK 2013.