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UK UK-wide Social Housing: Finance

This section covers lawyers who act for either the providers or consumers of social housing. This can comprise corporate work, such as governance and joint ventures including housing stock transfers, antisocial behaviour matters, construction or redevelopment financing, property issues, or defending social housing tenants against legal proceedings brought by the providers. 

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Band 1
  1. Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Addleshaw Goddard is the go-to firm for lenders acting on a broad range of social housing transactions including security charging and the privatisation of local authority housing stock. The team demonstrates experience acting for lenders in relation to large-scale mergers of housing associations. It also handles bond issues, debt refinancing and restructuring, and has further expertise in handling private placements.
  2. Devonshires LLP
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    Devonshires LLP
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Devonshires is one of the leading firms for borrowers, regularly handling capital markets issues and loan documentation. The team acts for registered providers and registered social landlords on securitisation issues and property charging exercises and is also equipped to advise them on lending arrangements and on the finance aspects of their mergers.
  3. Trowers & Hamlins LLP
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    Trowers & Hamlins LLP
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Trowers & Hamlins is the leading firm for all aspects of social housing finance. The team acts for both borrowers and lenders and frequently advises housing associations on capital markets transactions and finance restructuring. It demonstrates notable experience handling all documents for high-value revolving credit facilities.
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Band 2
  1. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
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    Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Anthony Collins Solicitors acts for housing associations on the borrower side of funding transactions. The team facilitates bilateral and syndicated loan deals, as well as large-scale property charging exercises. Anthony Collins Solicitors also demonstrates expertise in capital markets transactions, including bond issues and private placements, and is equipped to advise on development funding issues. The firm offers further notable experience handling mergers and demergers between housing associations.
  2. Winckworth Sherwood
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    Winckworth Sherwood
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Winckworth Sherwood provides counsel to registered providers on a wide range of finance and charging matters. The team is also able to advise lenders and institutional investors, regularly handling multimillion-pound financings and offering notable experience in private placements.
  3. Pinsent Masons
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Bevan Brittan LLP
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    Bevan Brittan LLP
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Bevan Brittan advises on a broad range of social housing finance matters, with particular strength acting for local authorities and housing associations as borrowers. It offers expertise in private placements, loan restructurings and refinancing matters. The team also advises on loan securitisations.
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    Clarke Willmott LLP
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
  3. Allen & Overy LLP
    Social Housing: Finance
    2023 | Band 3