In the latest in a succession of high profile client wins, national law firm Bevan Brittan has been appointed to the Regulator for Social Housing’s legal panel. This is another major appointment for the top-100 UK firm, after winning a place on the Places for People Legal Services Panel, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Legal Services Panel and Sovereign Housing Association's Legal Panel.
The Regulator of Social Housing panel will be in place for four years, replacing the regulator's existing legal panel, and Bevan Brittan has been appointed to both lots covering regulatory services and general services, which include corporate, commercial, employment, data protection and litigation advice.
The Regulator of Social Housing regulates registered providers of social housing, including not-for-profit providers such as housing associations and cooperatives, local authorities and for-profit providers. It also undertakes economic regulation, focusing on governance, financial viability and value for money. Consumer standards are also set by the Regulator, and it may take action if standards are breached and there is a significant risk of serious detriment to tenants or potential tenants.
Louise Leaver, Partner and Head of Housing for Bevan Brittan said "This is an exciting time to start working with the Regulator for Social Housing, with its consumer regulation role set to be extended following the publication of the Social Housing White Paper."
The latest positive news for Bevan Brittan builds on a strong 2021/22 for the firm, which recorded its eighth consecutive year of growth and recruited eight new Partners to its expanding business.
Bevan Brittan’s specialist housing team has an in-depth understanding of the sector. The firm also has expertise in key related fields such as health and social care and energy.