Leader of the housing sector.
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.
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 contributor 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 Legal 500.
I am also a regular speaker at Chartered Institute of Housing, National Housing Federation and National Housing Maintenance Forum conferences.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has been shortlisted in the Best External Professional Advisor category, in the HANA (Housing Association National Accountancy) Award.
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