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Clarke Willmott appointed to Sanctuary’s legal panel

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been appointed to the legal panel of one of the largest housing associations in the UK.

The firm’s leading social housing team was successful in winning a tender for Sanctuary and has been appointed to Lot 5 – Housing Management and Housing Litigation.

The four-year appointment will end in 2028 and the anticipated spend on this lot is £4.9 million.

Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest providers of housing and care with around 125,000 units of accommodation across England and Scotland. A not-for-profit housing association, Sanctuary’s aim is to build affordable homes and sustainable communities where people choose to live.

Lindsay Felstead, co-head of Clarke Willmott’s social housing team, is client partner for Sanctuary. She said the appointment was proof of the firm’s high standing in the sector: “Our experience in the social housing sector means we understand the challenges and pressures faced by our clients.

“We are delighted to be appointed to Sanctuary Housing’s legal panel. It is a testament to our team’s hard work and our firm’s dedication to excellence in the housing sector. We look forward to contributing to Sanctuary’s mission by providing exceptional legal services and support regarding housing management and housing litigation issues.”

Jo Hodgetts, Sanctuary’s Head of Legal Services, said: “Our mission is to provide affordable homes and sustainable communities in places where people choose to live. To enable us to deliver on that social purpose, it’s essential our values are also reflected in the partners we work with.

Clarke Willmott’s social housing team is one of the largest in the UK acting for over 100 Registered Providers as well as major frameworks.


Key contacts

Lindsay Felstead


Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Southampton and Taunton
Lindsay is Head of our Housing Management team and jointly leads our Social Housing sector team. Lindsay was called to the Bar in 2000 and subsequently admitted as a Solicitor in 2005.
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Vicky Kells

Partner/Head of Cardiff Office

Vicky is head of our Cardiff office and jointly leads our Social Housing sector team and specialises in charging affordable housing portfolios.
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