The proposed VfM Standard: what you need to know
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Why do we do it? Because we share our clients’ commitment to creating safe and sustainable communities, increasing prosperity, and meeting the demand for new and affordable housing. We’re not a housing department tacked onto a larger corporate firm; housing and regeneration is at the heart of what we do.
We don’t give ‘stand-off’ legal advice - we’re friendly and approachable, building positive, collaborative and strategic client relationships, not simply transactional relationships.
Our business model is designed for the housing sector, and our low overheads and transparent structuring enable us to offer a senior level of sector-specific service at lower costs.
Croftons does not have a clock-watching mentally. We prefer to work collaboratively and ensure a shared understanding of matters before we get started; not charge for every single minute.
Housing isn’t a 9-5 job, and we reflect that in our flexible, responsive service delivery, and by ensuring our team is accessible to clients 24/7/365.
Our clients have had to sharpen their approach, so we have too. We’ve honed our processes and pricing and offer a range of fees that offer clients value and budget-certainty. No hidden costs here.
Sure, we know the legislation; but our sector-specialist team has a deep understanding of the social, political, financial and regulatory context too, enabling us to offer expert yet pragmatic, ‘real world’ advice.
We work with clients to actually help them reduce their legal spend through mentoring and up-skilling in-house teams, delivering bespoke training, and streamlining processes.
Where other firms may shy away, we’re not afraid to ‘grasp the nettle’ on complex, sensitive cases or make pioneering use of new legislation to deliver the best outcomes for clients.
Our vast experience and expertise puts us at the cutting edge of thought leadership in the sector, offering our clients added insight via seminars, conferences, articles, blogs and white papers.
Croftons works with over 50 housing providers of all shapes and sizes including traditional housing associations, LSVTs, ALMOs and local authorities. Our client retention rate in the sector is 100%.
Croftons is the trading name of Croftons Solicitors LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343375. The term ‘partner’, if used, denotes a member of Croftons Solicitors LLP or a senior solicitor of Croftons Solicitors LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications. A full list of members is open to inspection at the office. Croftons is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) number 508041. Croftons has its principal place of business at The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5FA.