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17 October 2022 | Firm News | Article by Richard Macphail

Hugh James re-appointed as legal advisers to Pobl

Hugh James has been re-appointed by Wales’s largest provider of affordable homes, Pobl – to advise its group of companies over a four-year period.

It follows a formal procurement exercise to appoint firms to the Group’s legal services panel. Pobl provides a wide range of care and support services and collectively manages over 11,000 properties and 4,000 units of student accommodation across Wales.

As one of the UK’s leading social housing law firms, we have advised Pobl since its inception in 2016, as well as its predecessor bodies. Our Social Housing team acts for over 40 housing associations and local authorities and offer unparalleled strength and depth in its expertise and provides a full legal service to all social housing clients.

Pobl has a turnover of £155million and leads the way in proving many of the technologies and approaches that will cut carbon from our homes. Our lawyers recently supported Pobl in its role as residential partner for the innovative ‘Biophilic Swansea’ scheme, as well as a pioneering ‘gas free’ project at Parc Eirin and the UK’s largest energy retrofit scheme at Penderi.

Commenting on the re-appointment to Pobl’s legal panel, Richard Macphail, a Partner and Head of the social housing team, said today:

“We’re thrilled to continue to support Pobl – a dynamic and forward-thinking affordable housing provider. This latest framework award provides us with an opportunity to advise Pobl on new areas of work, such as corporate, regulatory and employment as well as continuing to advise on commercial property, residential development, construction matters and housing management.

“We look forward to supporting our long-standing client on more exciting projects, as well as looking at how we can collaborate on community initiatives that make a real impact on issues such as homelessness, mental health, physical wellness and environmental protection.”

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Richard is a Partner in our Commercial Property team based in London. Richard has a broad general commercial property experience including advising on landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals, estate management work and secured lending on behalf of lenders. Richard also specialises in acting for both landowners and mineral and aggregates operating companies on the management and extraction of mineral deposits.
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