Shakespeare Martineau

Social Housing Department

West Midlands
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What the team is known for Well versed in contentious and non-contentious housing management, as well as the acquisition of land and development projects. Works with a variety of asset types, including shared ownership properties and homes for the elderly. Robust client base includes a number of regional and national registered providers. Offers growing strengths in corporate governance and regulatory matters, including charity law issues.

Strengths One source comments: "They are an open, accessible and transparent firm."

Another adds: "The knowledge and style of the firm is impressive."

Work highlights Advised whg on a Section 106 acquisition of 94 affordable homes from BDW Trading.

Notable practitioners

Louise Drew
is recognised for the expert counsel she provides to registered providers on matters such as the acquisition and management of affordable housing, with a focus on extra care retirement villages and specialist leasehold schemes.
"She is just fantastic. She is very knowledgeable and very well connected in the area of extra care. She has an amazing style and is easy to work with."