22 September 2018

hls proud to support office Manager Claire Woolford who has won a place for the London Marathon 2017

hls are proud to announce their support for office manager, Claire Woolford, who has won a charity place in the 2017 London Marathon.

She will be supporting C-R-Y.org.uk (Cardiac Risk in the Young), which is a charity that supports young people with heart conditions and offers bereavement support to families.  Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.  CRY also funds  fast track referral screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.  Click here for further details of their work .

Way to Battle 1066 Run – Tim is 26th out of 809 runners!

On the 16th October 2016, Tim was one of the 809 runners who took part in the Way to Battle 1066 Run of 17.1 miles.  Tim completed the course in 2hrs 13 mins.

hls is delighted to announce that it has been ranked in Band 2 for Social Housing in the South region by leading law firm guide, Chambers and Partners

hls is delighted to announce that it has been ranked in Band 2 for Social Housing in the South region by leading law firm guide, Chambers and Partners.  Tim Crook, Senior Partner at hls said “Given our comparative size, coupled with the fact that we are a specialist single discipline firm, rather than multi-discipline, this ranking is an outstanding achievement and reflects the strength of our team and depth of our specialist knowledge and experience”.  Please click here for the link to our ranking in chambers.

September is a big month for Sevim.

Sevim will be enrolled as a Solicitor having successfully completed her training contract with HLS – and she also gets married.

hls proud to offer Emily Hope a training contract

hls are proud to offer Emily Hope a training contract following the completion of her undergraduate Law Degree.  Emily has been working with hls for several years during holiday periods to gain work experience.  Emily will be completing her Legal Practice course alongside her Masters Degree, which will focus on housing law, before returning to us to begin her training contract.

hls proud to announce they have been appointed to the Solicitors panel for CHIC

CHIC are a consortium of 40 social housing providers who manage 250,000 homes across England and Wales.

The Consortium has appointed 17 law firms to a legal services framework worth an estimated £70m over four years.  it is the first time that CHIC (the Central Housing Investment Consortium) has set up a framework for its members.

Helen Edwards, director at Kennedy Cater, the legal procurement experts who have procured the framework said “We will work with CHIC to roll out these benefits to all of its members … its so easy to continue returning to the same professional service but being stuck in a rut is not good practice…  its much more effective to have a catalogue of trusted lawyers at your disposal…. it will  make [your internal team] more efficient..”

Tim runs workshop in which he looks in depth at the new Absolute Ground for Possession

Lively and interactive discussions with delegates during the session centred on the preparatory work, and also delegates learnt that what constitutes a ‘serious offence’ is quite wide ranging.  Consideration of the case law led to useful and informative discussions around the all important review process.

One delegate said “A very interesting, relevant and useful session … interactive throughout”.

If you are interested in booking a similar workshop for your team, please contact info@housinglawservices.co.uk., and we will be pleased to discuss this with you.


Glenda attends St. Leonards academy Year 10 Careers Fair and progression Morning

My Future Starts Here organisers of the above, say of HLS “…Your support at these events helps the schools involved … enables students to benefit from contact with a range of education and training providers so that they ar able to make informed choices in the future”

See our recent bulletin in relation to the case of Medway Council –v- SSCIG, Byrne & Anr.

This bulletin deals with  developers of new housing and the problems that might arise when the new development becomes economically unviable due to the inclusion of affordable homes either through directly funding them or funding the locality authority to do so.  The case was decided in the High Court. Download the bulletin here…


2016 – Students take up work experience Opportunities

During the year and particularly during July and August 2016 HLS have a number of year 10 & 11 students doing work experience.  Each student is usually with the firm a week.  For more information please contact our Business Manager, Claire Woolford.

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