Freeths appointed to CHIC’s legal panel

National law firm Freeths has been appointed as a new supplier on the Communities and Housing Investment Consortium’s (CHIC) legal panel for the next four years.

This appointment will enable Freeths to provide legal services to over 250 members across the UK for all elements of development from site acquisitions to building safety, planning and environmental matters.

Housebuilding & Strategic Land Partner and Head of Social Housing, Sarah Rowe has been named as client partner on the panel, and she will be supported by a wider, multi-disciplinary team across Freeths 13 UK offices.

Commenting on the firm’s appointment, Sarah Rowe said: “This is an exciting appointment for Freeths which recognises our leading expertise within the Social Housing sector and the continued expansion of talent within our team. We will be certain to utilise this opportunity to help support our clients in a challenging environment.”

The appointment follows an esteemed win for the HSL Team as it was named Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards 2024 with the Team praised by the judges for its full-service approach, management of complex transactions within short timeframes, and coverage of a wide variety of projects for registered providers, landowners and developers.

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