Meet our team / Peter Hubbard

Peter Hubbard

Senior partner

Senior partner and member of the housing corporate services team.

My role

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.

My experience

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

‘Peter Hubbard, Baljit Basra and Emma Hardman stand out because they care and they go the extra mile.’ – Legal 500, 2022

“He is very responsive, proactive and supportive when issues become a challenge.” – Chambers and Partners, 2022

My specialisms

  • Corporate governance
  • Group structures and joint ventures
  • Major projects
  • Strategic support for boards and executives


My latest articles

Raising the bar: The NHF Code of Governance 2020
Raising the bar: The NHF Code of Governance 2020

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.

Can you see the future yet?
Can you see the future yet?

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”

The NHF Code of Governance 2020: Are you delivering your mission?
The NHF Code of Governance 2020: Are you delivering your mission?

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has published for consultation a new draft version of its sector-specific Code of Governance with the aim of adopting a new, final version in November 2020.

Simple Maths – the answer to Greg Clark and the Housing Association Right to Buy

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 […]

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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. Health […]

“Determining your Destiny” – views from the Form Follows Function launch

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. Whilst there can be arguments […]


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. […]

The ACS Essential Read: The Housing White Paper

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 […]

Opinion Piece: A Possible New Deal for Housing Associations?

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 […]