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Trio of Housing Associations take HALA membership to 20

Posted by Tim Morel on Mon, May 20 2019 17:32:00

London based Housing Associations; CDS Cooperatives, Homes for Lambeth and YMCA St Paul's Group have become the most recent members of The Housing Associations' Legal Alliance (HALA). The membership of this nationwide legal services framework now stands at 20, marking a significant milestone in it's development.

Formed in 2010 HALA represents a growing force; helping it's members make significant savings on a huge range of legal fees. The establishment of the HALA Solicitors Panel provides many additional free of charge benefits which include, legal training, social value benefits such as work experience/placements for residents, drop in surgeries, legal updates and crucially, the sharing of relevant advice between members.

Kennedy Cater closely manage the framework to ensure that it continually operates to it's members' best advantage and as such undertakes annual law firm asessments.

HALA membership is open to Housing Associations across England and Wales. Contact Tim Morel, Director, for details.

London Borough of Bromley become LBLA's newest member

Posted by Tim Morel on Fri, Apr 05 2019 08:53:00

The London Borough of Bromley www.bromley.gov.uk has become the London Boroughs Legal Alliances newest member, in a move that see's this innovative partnership of Local Authority legal teams reach a milestone membership of 18.

The success of the LBLA 's £6m framework lies in the commitment of members to its usage, which ensures that a high volume of all legal work pass through the frameworks panel firms. Kennedy Cater are responsible for managing the framework, and a key component of our work is to ensure that panel firms provide services in a timely fashion, as quoted, with bill checking as standard. We also run mini tenders as required, We are proud that the LBLA's Legal Services Framework remains one of the most efficient in the UK, driving down external costs and increasing efficiency for our members.

Access to the Framework has now been extended to any Local Authority in Greater London and the South East. All enquiries should be made to tim.morel@kennedycater.com

HALA welcomes Local Space as newest member

Posted by Tim Morel on Tue, Nov 27 2018 13:31:00

Local Space, the East London based social housing provider has become the 17th Housing Association to join The Housing Associations' Legal Alliance (HALA), which is managed by Kennedy Cater.

Established in 2006 by a partnership between the London Borough of Newham and a group of Housing Professionals, Local Space currently own some 2,000 homes, largely in the East End of London. The majority of these give previously homeless people a place to live, whilst the remainder are for keyworkers, most of whom work in the public sector.

The HALA vision is “to be the most successful collaborative partnership of housing associations in the UK, at the forefront of innovative procurement practice and efficiency strategy, delivering a demonstrable best value service to its members and tenants.”

New members are always welcome and should contact tim.morel@kennedycater.com for further details

HALA adds Aldwyck Housing Group to Alliance

Posted by Tim Morel on Thu, Oct 25 2018 16:38:00

Aldwyck Housing Group have become the most recent Association to join The Housing Associations Legal Alliance.

They become HALA's 16th member and join at a time of continued national growth for this well established Alliance, whose principal aim is to significantly reduce the legal costs of its members through the use of its highly regarded panel firms.

Established in 1968 in Harpenden, Aldwyck Housing Group currently covers Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire - with King Street Housing joining them in April 2018.  They provide 11,000 homes, and offer homes and management services for 25,000 people. 

HALA are proud to have them on board.

Any Housing Associations interested in joining this dynamic group should contact Tim Morel at Kennedy Cater for further details.

Raven Housing Trust Join HALA

Posted by Tim Morel on Wed, Oct 17 2018 16:22:00

Raven Housing Trust have become the 15th Association to join the Housing Associations' Legal Alliance (HALA), which has been managed by Kennedy Cater since its inception in 2010.

Based in Redhill, Raven is proud of its strong social purpose and invests in homes across Surrey and Sussex, with the aim of creating flourishing communities.

By joining HALA they become part of a strong nationwide group that combines some of the largest Housing Associations from across the UK together with smaller operations, all who benefit from substantial savings on their legal fees when using the frameworks panel firms. Options are available for every project, making membership the right choice for those organisations who want to reduce costs without compromising quality.

New members always welcome.

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