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Social Housing Department

North West
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What the team is known for Advises regional and national housing associations on both development and management matters. Offers notable experience in leasehold matters and Right to Buy schemes. Often advocates for clients in the County Courts.

Strengths A source says: "The team is responsive to customer demands and timescales. The advice and experience was excellent."

Work highlights Advised One Vision Housing on its HCA acquisition and development programme, which included negotiating development agreements and carrying out due diligence.

Notable practitioners

Sian Evans is an esteemed housing management litigator who founded the firm's social housing team. She is particularly noted for her strong advocacy capabilities. "Sian has a wealth of experience in dealing with housing matters," reports a source. "She is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and is highly thought of."