Foot Anstey appointed to Communities & Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) Legal Panel

National law firm Foot Anstey LLP has been appointed to the Communities & Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) legal panel, marking a significant achievement for its Developer Sector and Affordable Housing team.

The appointment will enable Foot Anstey to provide comprehensive legal services to over 250 CHIC members, including Housing Associations and Local Authorities across the UK.

The framework, which goes live on 1 July 2024, is valued at £50m over its four-year duration. Foot Anstey will support the framework with a focus on Lot 3 Development, which encompasses a comprehensive range of services throughout the development lifecycle. Foot Anstey's expertise in this case spans development, planning, construction, real estate disputes, conveyancing, and health & safety.

To secure this appointment, Foot Anstey demonstrated:

  • A profound understanding of the sector and the specific benefits for CHIC members
  • Technical capabilities through detailed case studies involving development, construction, planning, and real estate disputes.
  • Competitive value for money.
  • Commitment to added and social value beyond the delivery of legal services.

Lara Borrett-Lynch, Partner and Head of Affordable Housing at Foot Anstey, will lead the engagement with CHIC members. Reflecting on this milestone, Lara commented:

“We are thrilled to be appointed to the CHIC legal panel. This opportunity allows us to extend our support and expertise to CHIC’s extensive network, fostering developments that generate significant social value. Our team is eager to contribute to the consortium’s mission and to collaborate with its members to achieve their goals.”

Lara continued,

"We look forward to a productive partnership with CHIC and its members, securing the delivery of much needed affordable housing across the UK."