Capsticks, the leading health, housing and social care law firm, has acquired Whiteheads Solicitors, with offices in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Whiteheads, led by Partner Paul Lloyd, is renowned in the North for its advice and representation on behalf of social housing providers.

Paul is a trusted expert in the field, providing up to date and risk-appraised advice to the many social housing providers he represents. Having worked alongside industry heavyweight, Peter Whitehead who has recently retired, Paul is taking the practice to the next level joining up with national law firm, Capsticks.

This is the second housing acquisition by Capsticks: the first was the acquisition of the Coffin Mew Housing team in 2014. This move will deliver a further £1M turnover and aligns with the firm’s long-term plans for expansion in the social housing sector. Capsticks also took on four leading partners and their teams from Clarke Willmott last year.

Capsticks’ housing team is now one of the largest specialist housing teams operating across the UK. The team has 13 partners nationwide and a head count of over 60 housing specialists across all disciplines and geographic areas.

Rachael Heenan, Capsticks Senior Partner, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Paul and his team to Capsticks. Their skills will add to those of our acclaimed national housing team. This strategic acquisition is part of our commitment to our clients in the housing sector as we look to keep them one step ahead in their business operations.”

Paul Lloyd added, “Joining Capsticks will drive our first-class service to clients to a new level. Client satisfaction is at the heart of our practice and we will be looking at new and innovative ways to support and advise social housing providers in the new framework of a national firm. Capsticks’ expertise in housing and public sector legal services is second to none and will support us in delivering exemplar services across the North.”