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The Housing Corporate Finance (HCF) team at Anthony Collins Solicitors acts for housing associations on the strategic governance and projects work They work closely and consistently with executives and board members as part of their team to help them to deliver their charitable objectives successfully and efficiently.
The breadth of the team's clients base, contacts and sector knowledge, means they understand the complex situations our clients are navigating. The team's submission showcases the work they do across the social housing sector, working with private social housing providers, to develop innovative solutions and opportunities to help clients adapt to the significant changes brought about by the Government's housing policy changes.
Victoria Jardine, Partner in the HCF team, commented, "For the team to be recognised in the shortlist is fantastic, especially for Excellence in Client Service. Through the work they do, our clients are fundamental to helping us achieve our purpose of improving lives, communities and society through the work they do. We are delighted to put in the extra effort to support them however we can."
The team has recently completed the consolidation of Thirteen Group in the North East, the innovative £160m development joint venture between Trafford Housing Trust and L&Q in the North West, the first Welsh RSL capital markets bond issues (£250m for Pennaf Housing Group), and in the Midlands, whg's issues of £50m of its retained bonds and, on 27 July 2017, the formation of the Connexus Group between Shropshire Housing Group and Herefordshire Housing.
The private client team at Anthony Collins Solicitors provides a holistic private client service, which covers:
- Wills, trusts, tax planning and probate;
- Mental health and mental capacity;
- Property and finance Court of Protection; and
- Health and welfare Court of Protection.
With three Office of Public Guardian panel deputies and three approved mental health practitioners, the team is equipped to support our clients through a range of difficult life events.
Sheree Green, Court of Protection lead at Anthony Collins Solicitors and Chair of the Law Society Mental Health and Disability Committee, was awarded Associate of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Awards earlier this year, and said, "For us, there isn't one way of working with our clients - everyone is different. Unfortunately, life doesn't fit into neat boxes; people face debilitating life events, whether through disability or physical or mental illness. The depth of experience within our team enables us to deliver integrated, comprehensive advice to clients, helping them navigate complex circumstances. Being shortlisted for this award acknowledges the effort the team puts into going the extra mile for the client."
The winners will be announced on Thursday 19 October 2017 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London.
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