My role

I specialise in housing corporate governance and community led-housing. I primarily work with housing associations alongside advising community-led housing providers, on matters from incorporation and registration as a social housing provider, through to partnership working with registered social housing providers. I advise on new group structures, strategic governance advice, board and executive training, governance reviews, co-operative and community benefit society law, general company law, charity law and regulatory queries, alongside drafting governance documentation. This includes advising on governance aspects of fire safety issues.

I regularly provide training to boards and executive teams of housing associations across a variety of topics, including legal and regulatory updates, coterminous board training, corporate manslaughter, directors’ duties and responsibilities and good governance.

I work with a variety of community-led housing providers from housing co-operatives, tenant management organisations and community land trusts. I drafted the most recent iteration of the National Community Land Trust Model Rules alongside David Alcock.

I am also a co-founder and board member of Women in Social Housing Midlands (WISH Midlands), a membership-based organisation which organises professional and personal development events for women in the social housing sector.

My experience

I trained with Anthony Collins Solicitors and qualified as a solicitor in 2015, becoming an Associate in 2018. Since then, I have enjoyed a wide variety of work across our housing and social business sectors, including forming group structures, advising on mergers and acquisitions, amalgamations and transfers of engagement, carrying out governance reviews and helping our clients to grow and thrive by making sure their corporate structures fit with their strategic aims.

My specialisms

  • Corporate housing governance and regulation
  • Co-operative and Community Benefit Society law
  • Charity law and company law
  • Community led housing including community land trusts and housing co-operatives
  • Housing association mergers, group structures and governance reviews
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