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Hugh James

Social Housing

3 ranked lawyersBand 1WalesUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acts for an extensive list of housing associations on the full spectrum of social housing matters, from anti-social behaviour to housing finance. Noted for its strong housing management practice, which includes offering training on related matters. Also regularly advises clients on their employment needs. Offers further advice on strategic partnerships between investors, developers and contractors.

Strengths

One source says: "Their housing management team understands their clients, the pressure those clients face and how to achieve the best possible outcomes. The team are at the forefront of Welsh housing law."

Clients find the team to be "incredibly professional, efficient and person-centred. They are open to innovation and they're not scared to try new things."

"They are very well resourced, knowledgeable and engaged with their clients," reports one source, adding: "They are very good at updating the sector, very responsive and always confident in their advice."

Work highlights

Advised WHP2 on Phase 8 of its purchase programme comprising around 200 residential properties, as well as the financing of this stock.

Notable practitioners

Bethan Gladwyn is a housing management specialist with notable expertise in anti-social behaviour and possession matters. She is head of housing management at the firm.
"Bethan's standout qualities are her creative possibilities and her partnerships. She is person-centred and solution-focused." "She understands the industry and provides strong, practical legal advice for clients."

Caroline O'Flaherty is well known for advising registered providers on regeneration projects and mixed-use developments.
"Caroline is extremely responsive and knows the needs of the client."

Iwan Jenkins acts on behalf of registered providers on a range of development matters. He has notable experience advising clients on procurement matters.
"Iwan Jenkins is approachable, responsive and knowledgeable."

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Overview

Over the last 30 years, Hugh James has established itself as the leading social housing law firm in Wales.

Our team has worked in partnership with out clients to make a real difference to local communities.

With a client base of more than 40 housing associations and local authorities, the team has the skills and resources to deliver the right blend of transactional litigation and advisory legal support. 

We have expert understanding of devolved legislation relating to housing management in Wales.




Social Housing

Hugh James

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Location

Two Central Square

Central Square

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

UK

CF10 1FS

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Wales

Social Housing


Bethan Gladwyn
Band 3
Caroline O'Flaherty
Band 2
Iwan Jenkins
Band 3