The tender was led by Partner and Head of Birketts’ Social Housing Team, Jonathan Hulley, and follows appointments to several other housing association legal panels such as Sovereign Housing Association and Platform Housing Group in 2021.
Clarion Housing is the UK’s largest housing association, owning and managing 125,000 homes occupied by an estimated 350,000 people. The business is a subsidiary of Clarion Housing Group, which undertakes a range of commercial work to make sure it can commit to its core social mission of providing homes for those who need them most.
After a raft of appointments in the last 12 months and an impressive ranking of Band 1 in East Anglia in the Chambers Guide 2021 and the Legal 500, Birketts’ Social Housing Team is swiftly becoming the one-stop shop for social housing clients across the UK. The appointment to Clarion Housing’s legal panel in particular highlights the size of the matters Birketts’ lawyers are capable of handling.
Speaking after the appointment, Jonathan Hulley said: “As one of the nation’s leading housing providers, Clarion are a prime example of a business committed to supporting the communities it works within. The importance of social housing cannot be overstated and we’re proud to work with so many providers helping individuals and families across the UK.
This tender was a huge effort from across our Social Housing Team – I’d like to thank everyone at Birketts who was involved in the process for their hard work and diligence.”
Chris Schwer, Head of Birketts’ Property Division, added: “Jonathan’s team is moving from strength to strength. I am very excited to see our social housing lawyers start work with the UK’s biggest housing association, and I am sure this appointment will prove to be the start of a fruitful working relationship.”