13 Sep 2018

WBD has been re-appointed to the legal panel for Plymouth Community Homes (PCH), Plymouth’s largest social housing landlord.

WBD, which has been working with PCH for the past eight years, has been appointed to provide legal expertise across a wide range of areas including governance, development, finance, procurement, housing and employment. The appointment will be for a period of four years. 

PCH is an independent social housing association with over 16,000 properties and aims to provide good quality homes and services to over 35,000 people in Plymouth.

The WBD team will continue to be led by real estate Partner and Office Head Craig Moore. He commented:

"PCH is a longstanding client of the firm and we look forward to continuing to work with the team to advise on upcoming projects and assist in the delivery of PCH's key priorities which will be a significant benefit for our City.  

"This was a competitive tender process and we are delighted to have been reappointed on the back of our legal expertise, strong credentials in the social housing sector and the value we deliver." 

Maria Schingen, Head of Strategic Procurement at PCH, added:

"We have been working with Craig and the WBD team for a number of years and have been impressed by the firm's commercial awareness and deep specialist knowledge across a wide range of legal issues. We are delighted to have them as one of our trusted advisers."

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise in eleven key sectors from across eight offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. The firm's housing and real estate client portfolio in the UK includes Homes England, Akelius, Taylor Wimpey, RentPlus, Grainger and Places for People. WBD is the largest law firm in Plymouth where it employs more than 180 people.