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Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
M2 4NH

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Built Environment


Partner and Head of Social Housing practice


Jonathan has considerable experience in the housing sector, having acted for housing associations for over 25 years across property, housing management, supported housing and finance fields (e.g. service and rent charges).

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Property litigation

Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP is a strong choice for a number of local authorities, registered providers, and charities seeking representation in high-stakes residential and commercial property litigation. The housing litigation team is jointly led by Helen Tucker, a seasoned county court advocate and debt recovery specialist, and Baljit Basra, who focuses on pre and post-court housing litigation on behalf of registered providers. Commercial property litigation chair Philip Scully is a seasoned advisor who is regularly sough out by institutional landlords, retail tenants, and national house builders. The housing management team, made up of Jonathan Cox and newly promoted partner (May 2021) Emma Hardman, regularly undertake leasehold litigation proceedings before the First-tier Tribunal.

West Midlands > Real estate > Social housing

Fielding one of the largest dedicated social housing practices in the region, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP is consistently sought out by a litany of registered providers and local associations, both within the West Midlands and further afield, for assistance in major transactions and contentious proceedings. The practice is jointly led by senior partner Peter Hubbard, and Jonathan Cox, a seasoned advisor who splits his time between Birmingham and Manchester. Baljit Basra and Helen Tucker head up the housing litigation team, handling a sweep of possession claims, leaseholder disputes, and sensitive ASB matters before the courts. Victoria Jardine possesses key expertise regarding the implications of charitable status on social housing providers, ranging from applicable vires to funding concerns. Emma Hardman, who was promoted to partner in May 2021, runs the housing management and Right to Buy teams, and is especially noted for her knowledge of service charges and rent reviews. Stock transfer specialist Andrew Dudley recently joined the team from Wright Hassall LLP. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham unless stated otherwise.



London > Real estate > Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP advises registered providers and housing associations, including co-operatives, on all matters concerning governance, corporate and regulatory issues as well as funding, procurement, construction, housing management and related litigation. The ‘reliable and professional‘ team is headed by housing regulation and legislation expert Jonathan Cox and further features ‘outstandingLucy Worrall, who specialises in developments, regenerations and site acquisitions, and Peter Hubbard, who advises on constitutional, governance and regulatory issues. Emma Hardman and Sarah Patrice made partner in 2021 and Tom Starkey and Andrew Dudley joined the team in September and October 2021 respectively.