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Joseph Acton

Joseph Acton

Partner - Head of Section โ€“โ€“โ€“ Exeter

Joseph has been a partner in Trowers & Hamlins for more than 20 years, and has worked in the Real Estate sector in the South West for all that time.  He has acted for a wide variety of public and private sector clients and on a diverse mix of projects.  His clients include national PLC developer clients and regionally based housing associations.  

He advises on all aspects of non-contentious property and development law and practice.  He has worked on many complex development projects and has facilitated a number of successful Joint Ventures.

In particular, Joseph is acknowledged as an expert in social housing – advising Registered Providers of Social Housing,  local authorities and developers on housing matters as well as on regulatory, constitutional and governance matters.  He works regularly with our clients' boards, and has advised on mergers and amalgamations in the sector. 

As Head of Exeter Office, Joseph oversees a team of 20 partners and some 125 staff based in the South West, offering a full legal service to our clients.

Joseph is noted as a leader in the field of social housing in the Chambers and Partners' Guide to the Legal Profession and in The Legal 500 and has been described as:  "very engaging, with very wide knowledge and ability to problem solve." His broad practice includes a focus on development work and stock rationalisation, among other real estate matters