My role

I am a housing partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors. My role is to apply my skills, and the skills of my colleagues, to bring solutions to the issues faced in social housing. I have considerable experience in the housing sector, having acting for housing associations for over 25 years across property, housing management, supported housing and finance fields. 

My experience

I have had the privilege of leading my colleagues on a number of sector firsts including acting for: Derwent Living in the first ever housing association sale and leaseback arrangement through Aviva and have supported the subsequent sale and leaseback arrangements with other clients; Derwent Living in the first ever disposal of an Registered Provider's retained equity on a shared ownership portfolio; Pennaf Housing Group in the first Welsh sale and leaseback arrangement; and the associations participating in the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot.

I have lectured and published articles on a wide variety of housing topics, and was co-author of the NHF Report, Many Landlords – One Neighbourhood primarily suggesting cost effective ways of delivering stock swaps and contributed to the NHF publication Service charges: a guide for housing associations.

I have been rated as “Band 1” by both Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession, and the Legal 500.

I am also a regular speaker at Chartered Institute of Housing, the National Housing Federation and the National Housing Maintenance Forum conferences.

My specialisms

  • Social housing
  • Property
  • Housing management
  • Supported housing
  • Finance fields

My latest articles

Rents post 2020

As part of its wider announcement regarding plans for a new generation of council and housing association homes, the Government has confirmed the position...

Transfer of Grant between RPs
Transfer of Grant between RPs

We have recently sought and obtained clarification from the HCA that registered providers do not need its prior consent for transfer of grant on...

Planning for a deregulated future
Planning for a deregulated future

Provisions within the Housing and Planning Act that remove the need for housing associations (“HAs”) to obtain consent from the Regulator to dispose of...

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