Bevan Brittan Appointed to Housing Consortium Legal Framework

The law firm Bevan Brittan LLP has been appointed to the legal services framework operated by the Central Housing Investment Consortium (‘CHIC’) following a competitive tender managed by specialist legal consultancy, Kennedy Cater.

CHIC, based in Birmingham, is a consortium of Registered Providers that was formed in 2010 as a not for profit organisation. It has grown from seven founding members to more than 90 landlords that service more than half a million social housing homes across the North West, Midlands, South and South Wales.

CHIC’s legal services framework creates savings and efficiencies through a panel of leading housing specialist law firms. Bevan Brittan has been appointed to all three ‘lots’ – Corporate, Governance and Finance; Housing and Asset Management; and Property and Development.

The new framework contract commences on July 1 2020 for four years with an anticipated maximum value of £15 million.

Jonathan Turner, Partner and Head of Bevan Brittan’s Housing Practice, said:

“We are naturally delighted to have been invited to join the legal panel of this significant social housing consortium – and look forward to working closely with its member organisations.

“Bevan Brittan has become one of the UK’s leading legal advisors to social housing providers, and we advise some of the largest housing associations, developers and funders in the sector. The firm is increasingly recognised for its innovative work in creating partnerships, joint ventures and complex governance and financing arrangement that are now an essential part of upgrading the UK’s housing sector.

“Our team works closely with clients to meet their housing challenges, providing innovative solutions to the legal and regulatory challenges they face across the full range of their operations.”