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Bevan Brittan LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Bevan Brittan LLP is well known for its local authority and public sector-related disputes experience; the practice also fields litigators in fraud, financial services, IT, breach of duty claims, and contractual disputes. Virginia Cooper specialises in collective actions and is experienced in financial services disputes.

Other key lawyers:Virginia Cooper

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Professional discipline
Professional discipline - ranked: tier 3

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP's practice includes advising professional regulatory bodies in relation to the Bar Standards Board, SRA, ARB, Insolvency Practitioners Association and the FRC. It has led numerous inquiries and investigations into the conduct of local authority officers and councillors. Birmingham-based Adam Kendall heads the litigation, advisory and regulatory department; and Virginia Cooper in London acts for a large number of public bodies, including local authorities, regulators, NHS Trusts and Ombudsmen. London’s Amy Tschobotko is a key senior associate.

Practice head(s):Adam Kendall

Other key lawyers:Virginia Cooper; Amy Tschobotko

Leading individuals

Virginia Cooper - Bevan Brittan LLP

Rising stars

Amy Tschobotko - Bevan Brittan LLP

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 6

Bevan Brittan LLP

Jodie Sinclair leads the employment practice at Bevan Brittan LLP, which acts for an extensive list of healthcare employers in the private sector, third sector and NHS spheres. The team has recently advised on the employment aspects of complex mergers of healthcare bodies, the provision of medical consultants in private patient units, TUPE consultations and workforce reorganisations. Operational advice typically involves senior executive conduct and performance issues, workforce implications of CQC inspections, responding to whistleblower complaints and other highly sensitive internal investigations. The team often represents clients in the Employment Tribunal and upper courts on disputes involving unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims and breach of contract disputes.

Practice head(s):Jodie Sinclair

Key Clients

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Local Government Association

Aspirations Care

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authorities

The Huntercombe Group

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Luton Borough Council

Ambition School Leadership Trust

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Professional Cricketers’ Association

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England

Solent NHS Trust

BMI Healthcare

Leonard Cheshire Disability

The Huntercombe Group

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Schoen Clinic

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

NHS Herts Valley CCG

Frimley Health

Work highlights

  • Advising Colchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital on the employment aspects of its merger to form East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Advised Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust with the second generation TUPE transfer of support service staff back into the trust.
  • Advised Symphony Healthcare on the employment aspects of its acquisition of a number of GP practices.
  • Representing BMI Healthcare on a number of Employment Tribunal claims involving allegations of race and sex discrimination, harassment by association, disability discrimination and unfair dismissal.
  • Advising Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust on the implementation and drafting of two innovative arrangements for engaging medical consultants to perform private patient work.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 4

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP has a strong reputation in the public sector and is a popular choice for NHS trusts and housing associations. Stuart Marchant is one of three practice heads and primarily focuses on health and social care issues. Fellow practice head Adam Kendall, who is based in Birmingham, is an expert in advising on health and safety issues involving healthcare and housing. Also leading the team is Bristol-based Hannah Taylor, who predominantly works on health and safety matters concerning mental health.

Practice head(s):Stuart Marchant; Adam Kendall; Hannah Taylor

Key Clients

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Newcastle City Council

Your Homes Newcastle

Work highlights

  • Represented Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in a Care Quality Commission prosecution.
  • Represented Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust on a Health and Safety Executive prosecution arising from alleged systematic failures which arose from the death of an epileptic teenager in its care.
  • Represented the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in the prosecution by the HSE following the death of Teresa Colvin, a patient who died following a ligature incident on an inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Advising the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust after a service user died from Legionnaires’ disease.

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

The clinical risk team at Bevan Brittan LLP has a strong track record in multi-party actions, as well as providing specialist support to clients on quantum issues. The NHS and an increasing number of private medical malpractice insurers and healthcare providers instruct the team, which has experience across the complete range of complex and high-value cases resulting from the provision of medical care. Department head Joanne Easterbrook's expertise covers group actions and claims arising out of fertility treatment; while cases involving the Human Rights Act and mental health are some of Julie Charlton's special areas of interest. Standout work saw Dan Morris lead advice to the defendants in the important public policy case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, concerning the recoverability of damages for commercial surrogacy costs in California.

Practice head(s):Joanne Easterbrook

Other key lawyers:Julie Charlton

Testimonials

'The team have a wealth of experience across the healthcare sector and provide high quality, pragmatic advice.'

'Joanne Easterbrook and Julie Charlton are particularly attentive and supportive.'

Key Clients

NHS Resolution

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

CNA Hardy

Guys & St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust

West London Health NHS Trust

Beazley

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Neon

Work highlights

  • Represented Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust in a claim alleging failure to obtain informed consent during the course of labour and to deliver the claimant by caesarean section, thereby avoiding brain injury.
  • Acted for the Bermuda Hospitals Board as monitoring counsel in its successful defence of a claim for failure to diagnose and treat compartment syndrome following surgery after a road traffic accident.
  • Represented Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and NHS Resolution in the Court of Appeal on the question of whether a claimant could recover the commercial costs of surrogacy in the US even though such action would not be lawful in the UK.
  • Represented the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Foundation Trust in the successful defence of a claim for failure to provide appropriate post-natal care resulting in gynaecological complications.
Leading individuals

Joanne Easterbrook - Bevan Brittan LLP

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London: Private client

Court of Protection
Court of Protection - ranked: tier 3

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP operates nationally out of its four offices and advises mental health, social and community care providers on mental capacity and other key issues such as best interest cases. The team provides specialist Court of Protection advice with considerable experience on mental capacity and health issues as well as human rights and equality issues. It frequently advises on significant medical treatment cases ranging from disputes over end-of-life care through to withdrawal of treatment for neonates and children. Joanne Easterbrook, Stuart Marchant, Simon Lindsay, newly promoted partner Hannah Taylor and Julia Jones are the names to note.

Practice head(s):Joanne Easterbrook; Stuart Marchant; Hannah Taylor; Julia Jones; Simon Lindsay;

Key Clients

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Whittington Health NHS Trust

2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Livewell Southwest Community Interest Company

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

St Anne’s Community Services Ltd

Care Management Group

Work highlights

  • Represented two national representative bodies, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Intensive Care Society, that intervened in a landmark Supreme Court case giving guidance on when serious medical treatment matters need to go to court.
  • Represented West London Mental Health NHS Trust in a  mental health tribunal challenge regarding Mr D's detention under ss72, 73 and 145 of the Mental Health Act in Broadmoor Hospital.
  • Advising on an application regarding serious medical treatment for a woman who collapsed at home having suffered a cardiac arrest, resulting in an irreversible hypoxic injury.
  • Advising a CCG in relation to ongoing Court of Protection proceedings concerning the residence, care and support of a young woman with complex and challenging needs.
  • Represented a CCG in the resolution of a complex care package dispute through the Court of Protection.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)
Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) - ranked: tier 4

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP is well versed in assisting clients from the public and private sector alike and has particular industry expertise in waste, energy, health and property regeneration infrastructure. The team's workload mostly comprises advising on infrastructure/ PPP projects and delivery models as well as advising on the contract management of these and related disputes matters.  Practice head Nadeem Arshad is regularly instructed by international contractors and project developers in relation to his experience in the waste and energy sectors. Sharon Renouf is the firm's health PFI/PPP expert, and Louise Robling is the key contact for contentious matters. The team is based in Bristol.

Practice head(s):Nadeem Arshad

Other key lawyers:Sharon Renouf; Louise Robling; Nathan Bradberry

Key Clients

Viridor

Morgan Sindall Investments

Engie Urban Energy

Sheffield City Council

North Yorkshire County Council

Birmingham City Council

Barts Health NHS Trust

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising North Yorkshire County Council on a number of operational issues in respect of its 25 year PPP waste project with Amey Cespa, including on the PPP contract, the financing documentation and the sub-contracts.
  • Acting for the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust in relation to the resolution of several disputes arising from the defective design and construction of Peterborough City Hospital, as well as in relation to disputes arising out of multiple service failures.
  • Advising Sheffield City Council on the renegotiation, potential re-procurement and/or termination of its integrated PPP contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
  • Assisting Legal & General and Newcastle University with the Newcastle District Energy PPP, regarding the procurement of the district energy supply for the Science Central site.
  • Advising Cambridgeshire County Council on its £730m waste management PFI with Amey Cespa.

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Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) - ranked: tier 4

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP 's national power practice, which is led from the firm's Bristol base, handles power and energy mandates across England, Scotland and Wales. The group advises clients on developing and financing assets as well as on a broad range of legal issues including planning, property, construction, corporate, regulatory, funding and disputes issues. Nadeem Arshad s group has a strong track record on regulatory work, as well as the retail sector.

Practice head(s):Nadeem Arshad

Other key lawyers:Nathan Bradberry

Key Clients

Argent

Legal & General

North Yorkshire County Council

Viridor

Sheffield City Council

Whitehill & Borden Limited

Engie

Liverpool City Council

Birmingham City Council

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Newcastle University

Work highlights

  • Advising North Yorkshire Council on operational issues relating to its 25-year PPP project with Amey Cespa.
  • Advised Resource Recovery Solutions, a joint venture created by waste management company Renewi and Interserve, on the £950m Derby Waste PPP Project.
  • Advising master developer BXS LP on all the utilities and district energy aspects of the Brent Cross South regeneration development in North West London.
  • Advising Viridor on a major Energy/Waste PPP project in Scotland which involves the development of the £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre.
  • Advised Sheffield City Council on the renegotiation, potential re-procurement and/or termination of its major integrated PPP Contract with Veolia Environmental Services.

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP has a strong presence in the healthcare field of public law, with a number of key NHS bodies and clinical commissioning groups counted on the client list. Typical instructions in this field include defending clients against mistreatment claims by patients (including a recent case concerning a trans patient in Broadmoor Hospital) and challenges to planning and funding decisions, and advisory work concerning policy, decision making and the statutory remit of ombudsman clients. Practice head Virginia Cooper and Olivia Carter also have expertise in representing both claimants and defendants in judicial review challenges to procurement decisions. Other public bodies on the client list include local authorities, policing commissioners and councils. Regular mandates include defending challenges to redevelopment plans, restitution claims pursuant to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and alleged breaches of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Practice head(s):Virginia Cooper; Judith Barnes

Other key lawyers:Olivia Carter

Testimonials

'Virginia Cooper is very responsive and sensitive to the needs of her clients'

Key Clients

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Local Government Association

NHS England

University of Oxford

Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

London Borough of Southwark

London Borough of Barnet

Work highlights

  • Defending the West London NHS Trust against a series of challenges to its decision to detain an individual under the Mental Health Act.
  • Defending the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman against a challenge brought by Wokingham Borough Council regarding an assessment.
  • Defending the South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner in a judicial review brought by the former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police relating to the Hillsborough Inquests.
  • Defending the West London NHS Trust in a judicial review challenge to a decision to seek to transfer a transgender patient to Broadmoor Hospital.
  • Defending Scarborough Borough Council in a judicial review challenge concerning its decision to redevelop a theatre site.
Next Generation Partners

Olivia Carter - Bevan Brittan LLP

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Education: schools
Education: schools - ranked: tier 5

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP is experienced in handling large construction and development projects for its education sector clients. Led by head of commercial and infrastructure Andrew Tobin, the team undertakes advisory work for schools, academies, colleges and universities. Bristol-based David Hutton has experience in academy conversions and development projects.

Practice head(s):Andrew Tobin

Other key lawyers:David Hutton

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Healthcare
Healthcare - ranked: tier 1

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP is particularly well known for advising the NHS on a number of innovative income generation commercial activities and international ventures, strategic estates partnerships, and complex corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, among others. Key partners in the sizeable team include Vincent Buscemi and Carly Caton for commercial projects and transactional matters; Sharon Renouf for procurements; and Rosemary Jago for healthcare infrastructure PPPs and  joint venture arrangements. Hannah Taylor is particularly recommended for serious medical treatment cases, deprivation of liberty matters and applications to the Court of Protection.  Recent hire Monica Macheng adds complementary expertise in advising care homes, dental practices, pharmacies, GP surgeries and healthcare professionals.

Practice head(s):Sharon Renouf

Other key lawyers:Rosemary Jago

Key Clients

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

BMI

Barts Health NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Imperial College Hospital London

Royal Free London NHS FT

Work highlights

  • Advising Community Health Partnerships (CHP) Limited on a new health centre in Dulwich procured by the client through the local LIFT partner, South London Health Partnerships, on behalf of Southwark CCG.
  • Advising Barts Health NHS Trust on the disposal of four surplus sites in Whitechapel to the Department of Health and Social Care in order to start the development of a research campus next to the Royal London Hospital.
  • Assisting University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a number of domestic and international commercial ventures, including a partnership with a hospital in the UAE for the provision of clinical services.  
  • Advised South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in relation to the death of a patient who died after he was restrained by police in the hospital.
Leading individuals

Rosemary Jago - Bevan Brittan LLP

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 1

Bevan Brittan LLP

The Bevan Brittan LLP team is rated by the market for the breadth of its practice; it has worked with over 300 local authorities around the country. It advises on a comprehensive range of work from regeneration and procurement to assisting on new ways to raise finance in order to provide key services. It also assists on local government governance and reorganisations, often in cases where the authority is in financial distress. The team, which is led by David Hutton in Bristol, includes Steven Smith, Virginia Cooper and Judith Barnes, who is based in Leeds. 'Strong negotiator' Nadeem Arshad is also a key member of the team and is especially noted for his expertise in the waste industries.

Practice head(s):David Hutton

Other key lawyers:Steven Smith; Virginia Cooper; Judith Barnes; Nadeem Arshad

Testimonials

'The team have an exceptional knowledge about the waste industry and the market that they have been more than happy to share to ensure the correct outcomes for the project. The team have shown patience, dedication and have gone the extra mile on more than one occasion to ensure that goals were met. They are always on hand to provide advice and are an integral part of the project team.'

'Nadeem Arshad is a strong negotiator who offers support at every stage of the process.'

'Phil Roberts'  attention to detail ensures that we are fully briefed with all the facts to enable swift decision making.'

'Nathan Bradberry excels at ensuring that momentum keeps the project moving forward in a timely manner.'

 

Key Clients

Sheffield City Council

Surrey County Council

5 Councils: Mendip: Vale of White Horse DC: Havant DC; Hart DC; South Oxfordshire DC

London Borough of Havering

Nottingham City Council

Slough Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising Sheffield City Council on the renegotiation, potential re-procurement and/or termination of their major integrated PPP contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
  • Advising Surrey County Council on the procurement of a joint venture partner in order to procure largely housing and some mixed-use developments, led by a development partner on a JV basis.  The potential matter value ranged from £250m to £1bn.
  • Advising five councils – Mendip, Vale of White Horse DC, Havant DC, Hart DC, South Oxfordshire DC – on contract management services with an outsourced provider for the provision of their back office services and including negotiating a complex variation to allow the councils to bring back strategic control of some service elements. Provided advice on contractual terms and support to a negotiation strategy designed to improve service delivery.
  • Advising  Birmingham City Council on their new waste PPP project, future waste strategy and exit arrangements from their current  contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
  • Advising Slough Borough Council on its proposed procurement of a multi-phase, residential-led regeneration of the former Thames Valley University site and other adjoining land in Slough town centre. The council is proposing to procure this flagship development through its joint venture Local Asset Backed Vehicle (Slough Urban Renewal LLP).
Leading individuals

Judith Barnes - Bevan Brittan LLP

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London: Real estate

Commercial property: development
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 4

Bevan Brittan LLP

At Bevan Brittan LLP, Mark Calverley heads the team which possesses specialist expertise in representing public bodies, most notably the NHS, as well as local government on a broad range of development and regeneration projects across London and the UK. In a standout case highlight, the group has been advising the London Borough of Ealing in relation to the £1bn Southall Gateway mixed-use development which is set to create 4,000 new homes. Numerous registered providers of social housing also regularly engage the practice which has recently been bolstered through the arrivals of Wendy Wilks and Fiona McDonald from Dentons.

Practice head(s):Mark Calverley; Ian Caplan

Other key lawyers:Steven Smith; Andrew Shaw

Key Clients

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Barts Health NHS Trust

NHS Property Services Limited

City of London Corporation

London Borough of Ealing

London Borough of Hounslow

Peabody

Places for People

Greater London Authority

London Borough of Sutton

Birmingham City Council

London Borough of Barnet

London Borough of Bexley

Lewes District Council

Work highlights

  • Advised London Borough of Ealing on its £1bn Southall Gateway mixed-use development, set to create 4,000 new homes and significant new infrastructure.
  • Advising London Borough of Hounslow on its £500m Brentford Waterside joint venture with Ballymore to create 16,000 sq ft of new retail floor space and a 3,000 sq m grocery store, a gym and leisure centre, an arts centre/cinema, as well as 900 new homes.
  • Advising the City of London on its £600m Smithfield Market redevelopment (creating a new home, with 9,500 sq m of gallery and exhibition space, for the Museum of London, enabling thousands of unseen relics to be displayed for the first time); and on the City's creation of the Centre for Music, a new, world-class concert hall for London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Advising Slough Borough Council on its £600m five-phase, mixed-use, residential-led development of Slough's North West Quadrant, set to deliver 1,443 new homes, high-grade office space and new retail/leisure space.
  • Acting for Buxworth Homes on the acquisition of a large former insurance office, nightclub, petrol station and high-rise residential tower for a major regeneration and refurbishment project to provide 220+ flats and ground floor commercial premises, alongside the 60 existing flats.

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Contruction: non-contentious
Contruction: non-contentious - ranked: tier 5

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP , which has a particular specialism in advising public sector clients, also works with business across the urban regeneration, housing and waste-from-energy sectors. The practice is led by Andrew Tobin, whose notable recent work has included advising the Department for Education on the implementation of a construction framework delivering £8bn worth of school building projects. Jonathan Turner is a specialist in housing-led regeneration, while Pippa Beesley focuses on projects in the development and social housing markets.

Practice head(s):Andrew Tobin

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Turner; Pippa Beesley

Key Clients

Department for Education

Wates Construction Limited

London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Barnet

Nottingham City Council

Oxford University

Elekta

City of London Corporation

London Borough of Hounslow

Peabody Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising the Department for Education on the setting-up of a new £8bn Construction Framework for schools building projects.
  • Advising Nottingham City Council on the £250m redevelopment of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
  • Advising the City of London on the relocation of the Museum of London to Smithfield Market.
  • Advising the Peabody Trust on the £3.5bn Thamesmead Waterfront development, which includes 11,500 new houses.
  • Advising A Shade Greener on secured lending on a range of construction/development projects.

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Social housing: finance
Social housing: finance - ranked: tier 4

Bevan Brittan LLP

In 2018, Bevan Brittan LLP hired a team of social housing lawyers from Dentons, which included Wendy Wilks and senior associate Fiona McDonald. Their arrivals have added particular depth to the firm's offering in property charging matters, with Richard Stirk and Julie Cowan-Clark also having experience of this type of work. Elsewhere, the firm's recent mandates included the structuring and management of loans to local authority/housing association joint ventures, loan refinancings, derivatives transactions, public bond issues and development finance matters. In 2018, Stirk worked with Hugo Stephens and David Moore to assist Together Housing Group with negotiating the refinancing of a £210m loan facility with Dexia and increase of facilities from four other lenders. The firm also acted for Ledden Estates Limited on the provision of a £1.8m loan from the Homes and Community Agency to build new homes for sale. Jonathan Turner is another notable individual.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Turner

Other key lawyers:Wendy Wilks; Richard Stirk; Julie Cowan-Clark; Hugo Stephens; David Moore; Fiona McDonald

Key Clients

THFC

Affordable Housing Finance plc

Places for People

Together Housing Group

Warrington Borough Council

Catalyst Housing Group

Yarlington Housing Group

Brighton and Hove City Council

Metropolitan Thames Valley

Croydon Churches Housing Association

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to THFC and AHF on the securing of new loans, management of portfolios of properties in charge and all minor disposals, consents and releases for over 100 of their registered provider borrowers.

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Social housing: local authorities and registered providers
Social housing: local authorities and registered providers - ranked: tier 4

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP's social housing practice is gaining momentum, with the firm strengthening its offering in 2018 by hiring Wendy Wilks and senior associate Fiona McDonald from Dentons. In addition, Sarah Greenhalgh joined the Birmingham office from Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP and Kate O’Brien was promoted to senior associate. The firm has also picked up a string of new clients, including London & Quadrant Housing Trust, Home Group and Network Homes. It acts for more than 70 housing associations, and also advises local authorities in London and further afield throughout England. The London practice is particularly well known for its strengths in property and development, corporate and finance, and housing management. In addition, the firm is also able to offer clients the expertise of practitioners who are knowledgeable in niche areas, such as social housing insurance, fraud, health and safety, and procurement. Steven Smith, Andrew Shaw and David Wardle are advising London Borough of Ealing on its £1bn Southall Gateway mixed-use development, which is set to create 4,000 new homes and significant new infrastructure. In 2018, Chris Harper, senior associate Andrew Spicer, and others assisted PFP Capital (part of the Places for People Housing Group) with the acquisition of the national assets of the Igloo Regeneration Fund (managed by Aviva Investors), which includes a number of large ongoing developments for both social and private housing, and other land for future residential development. Jonathan Turner is the overall head of the social housing practice. Neil Brand, Matthew Waters and planning head Kathryn Lawrance are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Turner – Head of Housing; Andrew Shaw - Housing Lead Partner for London

Other key lawyers:Wendy Wilks; Fiona McDonald; Sarah Greenhalgh; Kate O'Brien; Steven Smith; Andrew Shaw; David Wardle; Chris Harper; Andrew Spicer; Neil Brand; Matthew Waters; Kathryn Lawrance

Key Clients

L&Q Housing Trust

Home Group

Hyde Housing Association

Sanctuary Housing Group

Places for People

Network Homes

Peabody

Southern Housing Group

London Borough of Ealing

London Borough of Havering

London Borough of Newham

Work highlights

  • The firm advised Havering London Borough Council on a housing estate regeneration joint venture with Wates.
  • The firm is advising Peabody Trust (via its subsidiary, Peabody Land) on the procurement and appointment of a long-term corporate strategic and investment partner to work with it on the development and regeneration of the area known as Thamesmead Waterfront in South East London.
  • The firm is acting for London Borough of Newham on the redevelopment of a 22 acre housing estate to deliver around 3,500 new homes.
  • The firm is advising Brighton & Hove City Council on a £178m joint venture with Hyde Housing Association for the development of 1,000 new homes.
  • The firm acted for Peabody on the acquisition of 190 affordable housing flats within a 45 storey tower and terrace development in Elephant & Castle from a joint venture developer, and subsequent onward sale of the terrace to a London Local Authority.

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