Trowers & Hamlins appointed to Network Homes’ first bespoke legal services framework
Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed to the legal services framework for Network Homes, a housing association with over 40 years of experience providing affordable homes across London, Hertfordshire and the South East.
The new framework came into effect on 1 September 2018 and will run for four years. After a rigorous procurement process, the firm was appointed alongside seven other law firms to all three lots including; Corporate, Governance and Finance, Housing & Asset Management and Property & Development.
The framework will support Network Homes to achieve its strategic objectives, saving time and improving cost efficiency.
Sara Bailey, partner at Trowers who led the firm's team on their proposal, said:
"This appointment is really exciting for us and we are proud to be appointed on Network Homes' first legal framework. Our culture and objectives are aligned. We are dedicated to helping clients create sustainable thriving communities, and our appointment to the framework is testament to our longstanding relationship with Network Homes. We look forward to continuing our work with them and seeing their future projects develop."
Tabitha Kassem, Director of Governance, Compliance and Legal at Network Homes added:
“We’re pleased to be able to launch our first legal services framework that will help us to achieve our strategic objectives. We’ve selected some of the best firms in the sector and I am looking forward to working with them in the coming years. We hope that in the future we will be able to share our framework with other housing associations and I would be happy to discuss this opportunity with colleagues if of interest.”
As part of the procurement process, the firms also agreed to support Network Homes’ corporate social responsibility aims by providing placements, mentoring, workshops, and careers training and guidance to Network Homes’ staff and residents.
Network Homes hopes that this framework will be shared with other social housing providers across the sector to enable efficient and improved provision of legal services to housing associations.