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Catherine Simpson

Senior associate

Senior associate in the governance, funding and corporate team

My role

I am a senior associate in the governance and commercial department. I specialise in advising Registered Providers (RPs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) on governance, corporate and regulatory matters, in the differing English and Welsh contexts.

My experience

I advise RP and RSL boards (and their executive teams) on a range of corporate, constitutional and governance matters. These include, but are not limited to, group structures, rule amendments, mergers, group rationalisations, conversions, incorporating (and winding up) organisations, advising on compliance with constitutional and statutory obligations, vires, charity, and regulatory requirements (including interaction with the regulators in England and Wales).

My specialisms

  • Advising RPs and RSLs on compliance with constitutional, regulatory and statutory obligations
  • Advising on group rationalisations, e.g. amalgamations and transfers of engagements
  • Advice in connection with IDAs and voluntary undertakings to the regulator
  • Constitutional amendments
  • Setting up group structures, including establishing commercial subsidiaries

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My latest articles

NHF releases new code of conduct
NHF releases new code of conduct

The 2022 Code replaces the NHF Code of Conduct 2012 (the 2012 Code) and sets out the baseline standards that the NHF expects of its member registered providers (RPs).

A new regulatory framework for Wales
A new regulatory framework for Wales

In January 2022 the Welsh Government (WG) published its new Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations Registered in Wales (the Framework) and accompanying short-form guidance

Virtual General Meetings – The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Virtual General Meetings – The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

AGM season will soon be upon us. One of the many challenges social distancing measures has presented is how to hold AGMs and other General Meetings.

Company Secretary Update – May 2020
Company Secretary Update – May 2020

In this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

New ‘Regulating the Standards’ issued
New ‘Regulating the Standards’ issued

The Regulator of Social Housing last week published a new version of ‘Regulating the Standards’, to reflect their revised approach to planned engagement with Registered Providers.