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Clarke Willmott acts for Melin Homes in another multi-million pound deal

We are delighted to have acted for housing association Melin Homes to secure a £150m funding package. The financing from Macquarie Asset Management will support the delivery of 1,000 more affordable homes in South East Wales by 2025 and represents the first social housing investment made by the Macquarie Group...

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Why is Connectivity and Technology Vital to Achieve Net Zero?

Susan Hall, Partner and Head of Technology, comments on the impact of connectivity and technology will have in the ambition to achieve Net Zero. The way business is done today compared to even 20 years ago is quite different and change will continue to accelerate due to technology. This has...

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Making the world greener – will the G7 summit deliver?

Priscilla Hall, Partner and Head of Green Energy comments on the burning question, will the G7 Summit signal a step change to protect the environment in preparation for COP26 later this year. With a backdrop of beautiful beaches many of which are rated the best in the world and stunning...

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Wealth, Health and Inheritance Briefing

June 2021 edition Welcome to the June edition of WHIB which sees us getting back to greater normality, but with our fingers firmly crossed that nothing will derail the tremendous progress out of the pandemic that we have made. Despite greater freedoms I hope you can find time to enjoy...

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Clarke Willmott acts for housing group in groundbreaking deal

We have acted for affordable housing provider Valleys to Coast Housing Limited in negotiating a £35m loan from bLEND Funding Plc. The deal is the first social bond issued by bLEND since launching its social bond framework in May and represents its lowest ever margin. Our team was led by...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin

Welcome to the May issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share recent cases from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the social housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we welcome any queries or...

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Rugeley Power Station – A symbol of the past and hope for the future

Peter McHugh reflects on the final days of Rugeley Power Station and what it holds for the future. Rugeley Power Station has been a dominant feature on the Staffordshire landscape for over sixty years and was once the beating heart of energy generation in the area. The first of two...

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Care homes and business interruption insurance

Admissions suspended during the pandemic? Closed part or all of your home? You may have an insurance claim. A recent court case considered insurance policies that cover business interruption. It considered the circumstances in which insurers may be liable to pay out for lost income. Some policies cover lost income...

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Cyber-fraud: Authorised Push Payment Fraud (APP)

We have lived through many changes in the past 18 months. Lockdowns and fears about the rise of a novel virus led to a much heavier reliance on the digital sector. Many businesses stopped using cheques to pay for services, shops were closed resulting in a swing towards using e-commerce...

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Last chance saloon for steelworkers to claim compensation

Scunthorpe, Middlesbrough and Teeside steelworkers affected by the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) scandal are being encouraged to come forward and claim compensation before time runs out. The period during which steelworkers can claim compensation for bad advice to transfer out of their generous pension schemes is coming to an...

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