New look for TLT’s fast-growing social housing team as partner steps up to lead role

May 16, 2018

Partner Linda Convery has been promoted by Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to become its new head of social housing.

The move comes on the back of several years of significant growth for the team with four new partners including disputes partner Kane Kirkbride, corporate partner David Isaacson, finance partner Paul Crighton and employment partner Siobhan Fitzgerald.

Linda, pictured, takes over the role from Paul Butterworth. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the sector as a private practice adviser for various housing associations and is currently an active board member. She is ranked by independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers as an expert in the field and has significant expertise across the social housing and broader real estate industry.  

She will lead a 30-plus strong dedicated UK-wide team well known for its high-profile regeneration work and its broader commercial expertise; helping to deliver projects including major estate regenerations in London and the recent acquisition of 500 units for Southern Housing group.

Linda said: “The sector is changing fast as it works hard to meet the UK’s well documented housing shortage, something that is particularly acute in the affordable and social housing space. 

“With current policy driving a more commercial approach, we are increasingly asked to support on a much wider range of legal issues from governance and finance to employment and private plot sales. As one of the few teams in the UK with the ability to provide dedicated social housing support across these issues, it is an exciting time to lead and grow the team.”

The market-leading team advises affordable housing providers, local authorities and private developers including Aster Group, Catalyst Housing, L&Q, Network Homes, Notting Hill Genesis, One Housing Group, Peabody Trust and Southern Housing. It provides a dedicated full-service offering from finance and employment to real estate and plot sales.



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