Funding for over 19,000 new homes secured as law firm reveals its social impact

12th February 2020, 1:55 pm

  • Anthony Collins Solicitors reveals details of its annual social impact
  • Firm closed 48 housing funding projects worth £1.96bn, to build new homes for more than 45,000 people
  • Also set up 90 charities and completed 19,000 hours of work on child protection matters
  • National law firm opened a Manchester base in early 2019 and evidences 89% of its work as having a positive social impact, backed up by 21 individual case studies

Anthony Collins Solicitors has revealed details of its annual social impact, including advising on the funding deals for building 19,603 new homes and setting up 90 new charities.

The national law firm, which opened a Manchester base in January 2019, commissioned social, economic and environmental value consultants the Connectives to evaluate its 2018/19 legal work, with the findings published in a Social Impact Report today (12 February).

Results from the Report include Anthony Collins Solicitors’ role in closing 48 funding projects for housing associations with a total value of £1.96bn. The firm’s work in this area will enable new homes to be built for over 45,000 people.

One key project completed by the firm’s housing practice in 2019 was helping to facilitate the ground-breaking £160 million joint venture between Trafford Housing Trust and London and Quadrant (L&Q). The joint venture has already resulted in Trafford Housing Trust and L&Q starting on site to create 700 new homes and was the pre-cursor to an eventual merger in 2019.

Across its other sector specialisms, Anthony Collins Solicitors recorded 19,792 hours on child protection matters, including representing 161 children where social services were taking action. The firm also secured £33 million worth of compensation for clients following catastrophic injuries and also acted as deputy on assets worth over £36 million, helping protect the financial and personal wellbeing of vulnerable people.

Peter Hubbard, Senior Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said:

“This year’s Social Impact Report has many compelling stories describing the positive effect our team has had on people’s lives and their communities across the UK. As a national law firm, we have a wider influence in society both in the work we complete for our clients and in how we operate as a business. 

“When so many people are looking for a wider purpose to their working lives, ACS shows in its Report how the efforts of each team member are contributing to society and improving the lives of people we work with. Through opening a Manchester base, we have been able to expand the firm’s social impact, both in the region and nationally.”

Anthony Collins Solicitors’ Social Impact Report is available to read here.

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