Corporate and governance


Corporate structures and governance are at the heart of how organisations work, framing what they can do and how they operate. They are also fundamental to mergers, partnerships and other major transactions. Our dedicated team of specialists will help you to establish structures fit for the future and to achieve your commercial aims.

We have helped to establish the full range of social housing organisations, from Cathy Come Home era housing associations, through the LSVT and estate transfer revolution, establishing the first groups to consolidating them, leading on mega mergers to create some of the largest housing providers in the country and registering the current wave of 'for profit' housing associations seeking to change the sector again. It has always been a dynamic and evolving sector and we are excited to be working within it as it plans for future challenges.

Our trusted advisors are praised for their ability to advise from a more strategic stand point, finding solutions and innovation not just barriers to overcome. 

Our team is commercially focussed and pragmatic, experienced at working at a strategic level with boards and executive teams and driven to bring its extensive experience and expertise to bear in helping clients to establish and operate effective and efficient corporate and governance structures.

Most of our clients are charities or other not for profit organisations with clear objectives beyond financial measures of success.  This means that key transactions such as mergers and partnerships can only succeed where the parties reach a genuine agreement.  Our governance team will call on experts in real estate, finance, tax and employment and pensions as required to identify and overcome hurdles to successful completion and to work collaboratively with the leadership of the parties.

We have strong relationships with the Regulator of Social Housing, the Ministry of Housing, Welsh Government, local government, the funding teams in Homes England and the GLA, the National Housing Federation, Chartered Institute of Housing as well as funders and investors. This means our corporate and governance advice is formulated using the widest bank of knowledge possible.

In brief

  • The largest team of dedicated corporate and governance experts for the sector
  • Experts in governance and regulatory issues
  • Pragmatic thinkers and solution driven
  • At the cutting edge, but with experience of legacy issues
  • Advisors who are known as leaders in their fields
  • Bringing innovation to the thought process
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Podcast series: Governance risk and resilience framework: Seven characteristics of good governance

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Group companies – getting it right

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Local Authority Registered Providers – the health and safety challenge

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Webinar: RP legal training day

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Webinar: The Social Housing White Paper – Insights from the Regulator of Social Housing

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Termination of building contracts under the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act – avoid being locked in

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