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Clients consider Birketts LLP to be ‘the best regional practice for development and complex leases’. Peter Goddard stands out for his ‘extensive experience and strong attention to detail’. Senior associate Emily Groom advised Orbit Group on its £7m investment in 71 residential units. John Scannell is also recommended.

At Spire Solicitors LLPKevin Oelrichs is an acknowledged social housing expert. Litigators David Harris - Sian Carrel and new arrival Annette Collen from Ashtons Legal are recommended. The firm has a long list of RSL clients that includes Saffron Housing Group and Orwell Housing Association. Jane Walford joined Marshall Hatchick Solicitors.

Buckles Solicitors LLPhas a good regional practice for housing management tenancies and leases’ and acts for over 65 RSLs across the UK including Cross Keys Homes and Saffron Housing Trust. Gail Sykes is ‘always on top of property legislation’. Paul Branch is recommended for contentious matters.

Blocks’ property partners Andrew Fleming and Gerry Field regularly provide funding, development and refinancing advice to three RSLs.

At Greenwoods Solicitors LLP, Stephen Illingworth regularly advises social landlords on the purchase of development sites.

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Legal Developments in East Anglia for Social housing

  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 

    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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