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Scott Dorling

Scott Dorling

Partner โ€“โ€“โ€“ London

Scott has over 25 years' experience advising on housing matters. 'Housing matters' cover a huge range of issues and Scott's experience has taken him to most of those, from housing management, homelessness advice and possession actions in his early years as an in-house local authority lawyer through to large scale voluntary transfers,  PFI contracts,  creation of TMOs, ALMO and other community led organisations during his time with the firm.

Scott advises at the cutting edge of housing policy which in recent years has included advice to local housing authorities on the impact of HRA reform, the use of RTB receipts and on the establishment in significant numbers of local housing companies, including the first privately funded wholly affordable new build scheme for a local housing company. Scott's housing related activities include large regeneration schemes and Scott is often called upon because of his expertise in navigating the myriad complexities associated with mixed tenure regeneration including leaseholder issues, decant and demolition, procurement obstacles, tenant engagement and joint venturing.

Scott also has a significant presence in the local authority leisure outsourcing market, advising both Councils and leisure providers on the procurement of management only contracts and DBOM contracts. Scott's background as a senior in-house local government lawyer means he is adept at advising officers and members in a fully knowledgeable and confident manner.

"Scott Dorling is particularly noted for his expertise in the creating of delivery companies for local authorities. He also advises clients on regeneration and joint ventures. He is praised by sources for "thinking outside the box" and "providing very solid, timely and solution-focused advice." Chambers UK 2018. Scott is also ranked as a leading individual in Legal 500.