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Trowers & Hamlins advises Cambian on second post-IPO acquisition

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to have advised specialist behavioural health service provider Cambian on its acquisition of Woodleigh Community Care, a specialist care provider for adults with learning disabilities and complex behavioural needs.  The acquisition is Cambian's second since listing on the London Stock Exchange in April 2014.

Autumn Statement 2014: Reform of SDLT rates on residential property

The Chancellor announced in the Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014 that the "slab" system of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rates for residential property will be abolished as from midnight with a top rate of SDLT of 12%.

Consumer credit authorisation – new NHF guidance released

Real Estate partner Suzanne Benson has been working closely with the National Housing Federation and Malcolm Waters QC of Radcliffe Chambers to prepare guidance for the housing sector on applying to the FCA for consumer credit authorisation.  Following the transfer of consumer credit regulation to the FCA in April, this is a key issue for registered providers who are now required to assess their long term requirements for authorisation.

Trowers & Hamlins partner contributes specialist chapter to new construction book

Contentious construction partner Rob Horne has contributed a chapter to a new book called "Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management – the key to success or failure".

Trowers & Hamlins advises on acquisition of Holiday Inn Express, Cheltenham, for circa. £14 million

Trowers & Hamlins has acted for new client Capital Trust Limited on the acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express, Cheltenham, by one of the client's group companies, PCH Cheltenham Limited, together with majority investors Lumina Real Estate Capital.

Trowers & Hamlins helps AmeyCespa bring North Yorkshire and York waste PPP project to financial close

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to announce that the Allerton Waste Recovery Park project in North Yorkshire achieved financial close on 30 October 2014.

Trowers & Hamlins advises Affordable Housing Finance on record-setting bond tap

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to have advised Affordable Housing Finance Plc (AHF), a subsidiary company of The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC), on its recent £198.5 million bond tap, which achieved a credit spread of 0.38% – nearly identical to the record-setting 0.37% attained in the original £208 million bond issued in May 2014.

Trowers & Hamlins celebrates Newham Council’s new cutting-edge rental scheme

Trowers & Hamlins congratulates Newham Council and its subsidiary Red Door Ventures Limited on the first of their new cutting-edge housing rental schemes at the Tanneries on the Leather Gardens estate in Stratford.

Trowers & Hamlins congratulates Alliance Homes on Sustainable Housing Awards win

Trowers & Hamlins congratulates Alliance Homes, winner of the "Sustainable Housing Finance Award" at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2014. 

Trowers & Hamlins adds contentious construction expert to Birmingham office

Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to announce that construction litigation partner Vijay Bange is joining the Birmingham office from October 2014.