Top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has appointed Sanjeev Shah as a partner in its highly successful social housing practice.
Based in the firm’s London and Cambridge offices, his wide-ranging experience in property development and regeneration projects will boost the team’s existing capabilities.
Sanjeev’s expertise spans a number of areas, including strategic site assembly, land led and S106 site acquisitions for housing development. He also provides comprehensive advice relating to construction, planning, infrastructure and funding arrangements for these transactions as well as site set ups for mixed tenure residential sales.
His clients include registered providers of affordable housing, private developers and other placemaking organisations. He was previously a partner at Perrin Myddelton advising clients in the Midlands, East Anglia and Hertfordshire. Sanjeev is recognised by The Legal 500 as a leading individual, and by the Chambers UK as a top ranked lawyer for his work in the sector.
Partner Linda Storey, the firm’s head of social housing, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sanjeev to the team. His experience, particularly on development matters, is second to none. We are at an exciting point in our journey and his in-depth knowledge and client care instincts will be a real asset as we continue to move forward.”
Sanjeev commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining such a highly regarded team, with a great set of clients, where I will be able to expand my practice and support the wider strategic efforts of the practice.”
Clients of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s award winning social housing team – which comprises over 60 lawyers – include some of the largest providers in the country through to organisations with fewer than 1,000 homes. The team also works with local authorities, local housing companies, charities and private developers.