Law firm to recruit 70 staff in its expanding housing disrepair department

Faraz Fazal

Manchester law firm, Veritas Solicitors, is to add 70 new staff to its housing disrepair (HDR) department in a bid to become the leading firm in the sector.

In the next six months the firm will double its housing headcount to meet the growing needs of those seeking justice against their landlords.

The firm, based at Cardinal House in Parsonage Gardens, will recruit more solicitors, trainee solicitors, admins, team leaders and staff for its litigation and client onboarding departments.

The expansion has been a result of the firm’s success in dealing with housing disrepair cases and a surge in its monthly caseload.

The doubling in headcount means that more than 10 recruits will need to be hired each month, taking the department to 140-strong.

Managing partner, Faraz Fazal, said the firm has grown quickly but shows no signs of slowing down. He said: “Our commitment to providing unparalleled legal services is unwavering.

“The decision to double our staff in the HDR department is a strategic investment in our capabilities and also a result of more and more people seeking justice for the dire living conditions they find themselves in.”

The firm has previously established itself as specialists in dealing with housing disrepair, financial mis-selling, personal injury, and clinical negligence.

The company said its commitment to tech-driven processes has led to the recovery of millions of pounds for its clients since 2007.

With previous plans to recruit more people into the firm, Veritas Solicitors sees itself opening more departments to cover immigration, industrial disease, commercial and employment law.

To accommodate growth, the firm is now occupying three floors at its Manchester HQ. Mr Fazal added: “This expansion marks a new chapter in our journey, one where we continue to set the standard for legal excellence.

“With a strengthened HDR department, we are poised to navigate the complexities of tomorrow’s legal challenges and deliver outcomes that exceed expectations.”