Housing Development and Regeneration

(level tbc)

18 May 2016, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Leicester, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield)

(Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible, whatever their location.  We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person.  We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.)

Presented by Bevan Brittan and Freeths

Course overview

Suitable audience:

  • Housing Development Managers/Directors
  • Property Managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • Anyone wanting a more in-depth understanding of local authority housing

Topics to be covered include:

Overview of alternative options for LAs in the housing agenda

  • Direct delivery
  • Development partners and joint ventures
  • Investment and funding partners (including housing zone funding)
  • Role of corporate and public/private vehicles for ownership
  • Procurement and State Aid issues
  • Likely implication of Housing and Planning Bill on models available

Interactive elements


Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


A Ethics professionalism and judgement 

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Steven Smith, Partner, leads Bevan Brittan’s local authority team in London. Steven specialises in large scale regeneration and development schemes. He advises a wide variety of national and regional public and private sector organisations involved in this area, including Greater London Authority, the Homes and Communities Agency and the City of London, as well as a range of significant London Boroughs and other local authorities across the UK.

Stephen Pearson is a Public sector Commercial Partner with Freeths in Nottingham. He advises a number of RSLs on a range of issues including Public Procurement and State Aid and has acted on a number of Housing PPPs and JVs including major Privately-funded Social Housing schemes in South Wales, Cumbria and Nottingham City Councils Local Housing Company project

Matthew Grocock is a Partner in Freeths Social Housing Team, and is currently ranked in the Legal 500 for Social Housing. He deals with residential and commercial development for house builders and for Registered Providers of Social Housing, and has advised on lease and lease back transactions with Aviva for RPs, liaising with the HCA to secure their consent to the transaction, as well as advising RPs on shared ownership leases and Extra Care.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.