Peter HubbardSenior Partner
Senior Partner and member of the housing corporate services team.
Senior Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors and a member of the housing corporate services team, I am a nationally recognised leader in the field of social housing and advise registered providers, local authorities and other social housing organisations on major projects, as well as constitutional, governance and regulatory issues.
I specialise in strategic support for executives and boards, advising them on growth and diversification, as well as group structures, stock transfers, corporate and governance restructuring. I led the ACS team advising Red Kite Community Housing on forming an unregistered housing provider, Twenty 11, within its group structure, using recent deregulatory measures, to enable greater freedoms over rent setting and changing tenure.
Peter was recognised in Chambers and Partners (2019): "very good reputation in the social housing sector, with clients benefiting from his deep experience in transactional and governance issues”.
'Maintains a strong reputation for his longstanding sector expertise, which enables him to advise registered providers and local authorities on a range of regulatory concerns. "He has a real strategic overview of the sector and is very solution-focused."' Chambers and Partners, 2021
Last week, the NHF published its final version of its new Code of Governance and made some important changes from the previous draft that will impact on those housing associations looking to adopt it.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Birmingham-based national law firm, Anthony Collins Solicitors, today (4 July) announces a record-breaking financial year, with revenue up 17.4% to reach £19.5million and profits up 32% to £5.3million
1. Overview Whilst the Housing White Paper provides a welcome shift in emphasis, away from solely focussing on home ownership, it is not as radical as expected and sometimes reads more as a research paper than a policy paper, concentrating primarily on housing supply.
First, there is now arguably £8.4bn worth of capital funding made available by government through the recent Autumn Statement for “social and affordable” housing development.
Many annual reports contain a range of facts and figures with performance reporting for the past year, setting out the goals reached and where the challenges have been.
Health and Social Care: Matthew Wort provides some key questions about your readiness to provide new solutions in a changing social care environment and how to provide a public service to be proud of.
Local Government: Mark Cook navigates the tough decisions for local authorities as they contemplate greater devolution, business rate independence, asset sale freedom and austerity all at the same time.
The likely long term consequences of the ONS decision to classify housing associations as part of the “public sector” are, as we have said in our recent e-briefing, not going to make any practical difference.
In announcing the Government’s new housing association Right to Buy (RTB) policy on the Today programme this morning, Greg Clark left an obvious gap in the Government’s proposals that was left unchallenged in the interview.
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