Our commitment to social housing stems from our desire to improve peoples’ lives and, health aside, a place to live is as important as it gets.
Starting with helping tenants to make their own estate transfers a success, over the past 25 years we have grown to be one of the leading social housing law firms in the country and are ranked as Band 1 by Chambers. We have done this by never forgetting we are part of a sector making a difference to peoples’ lives.
With recent population booms, economic recessions, and political unrest there is a greater demand than ever before for our range of legal services for social housing providers.
Our expertise ranges from major projects such as stock transfers, innovative structures and joint ventures, to the day-to-day nuts and bolts of making housing work. We have teams of housing solicitors specialising in: housing litigation, housing management, employment matters, housing corporate services and property.
Whether you are a registered provider, a local authority, or an organisation that is working in the social housing sector, our housing solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to help you further your purpose.
Affordable Housing is at the forefront of public policy…
Lack of quality affordable housing, be it rented, low-cost home ownership or for market sale, is at the forefront of public policy. The tragic event of Grenfell Tower, the Government’s U-turn on LHA, Brexit and the impact on interest rates/sources of funding all combine to make the picture more complicated than ever before.
What isn’t complicated is that right across the spectrum the need is acute, and registered providers are best-placed to meet that need; their long history of flexibility, inventiveness, social purpose and (at least for the time being) the low cost of finance mean that now is the time for providers to deliver.
Organisations navigating these waters need advisers who are experts in housing law and who work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to create solutions that are robust to last in the years ahead. We believe, having a motivated team of solicitors who are focused on “beginning with the end in mind”, and wanting to make a real difference with their skills, means we are ideally placed to do just that.
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Equipped to advise sizeable local and national clients, including a number of housing trusts, on sophisticated matters. One client commends the team for its “supportive and comprehensive legal service delivered in a friendly and easy-to-understand way.”Chambers and Partners, 2021
Offers a wide breadth of experience across the social housing field, calling upon a deep team of distinguished sector experts. Equipped to advise sizeable local and national clients, including a number of housing trusts, on sophisticated matters. Regularly provides property management advice and handles financings and tenant disputes, among other issues. Also notable for its advice on governance and corporate restructuring.Chambers and Partners, 2022
They are really reliable and really customer-focused, and give very practical advice in a very timely way.Chambers and Partners, 2022
National reputation for work in social housing development and management, as well as corporate matters. Regularly represents a number of the largest housing associations in the UK. Key offices in Birmingham and Manchester.Chambers and Partners, 2022
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We have been recognised for the work we do
Clinical negligence claim against Booth Hall Children’s Hospital – Manchester in the 1990s
We represented our client in a clinical negligence claim against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. The claim related to care provided at Booth Hall Children’s Hospital in Manchester.
Anthony Collins Solicitors completes merger with specialist practice Jobling Gowler
Social purpose law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has merged with Cheshire-based specialist private client practice Jobling Gowler.
Friday 1 July 2022Read more
Social purpose law firm scoops award win for Business Support Champion of the Year
Laura West, office coordinator at Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS), has won the Business Support Champion of the Year category at the Manchester Legal Awards, which were held on Thursday 9 June at The Midland Hotel.
Friday 10 June 2022Read more
PODCAST: Episode 4 – Hidden disability awareness: Mental health – A colleague’s experience with counselling
In this podcast, Puja Desai interviews Kimberley Foster and discusses her experience with counselling. This is a really helpful podcast for anyone who has thought about counselling.
Monday 13 June 2022Read more
PODCAST: Waiting for the Harpur holiday pay decision
Libby Hubbard is joined by Anna Dabek to explore employment case law and in particular to discuss the results from the Harpur holiday case, holiday entitlement, holiday pay and contacts.
Monday 11 April 2022Read more