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Walker Morris joins Anchor’s new legal services panel

Anchor, England’s largest not for profit provider of housing and care for people in later life, has announced its appointment of Walker Morris, along with six other firms, as part of its new legal services panel, following a tender process.

Retired Couple Sitting On Bench With Hot Drink In Retirement home

Walker Morris will join, Gowling WLG, Capsticks, Devonshires, Freeths, Howes Percival and Trowers & Hamlins. The panel will run for an initial period of three years and provide full service legal advice.

Anchor provides retirement housing to rent and to buy, retirement villages and residential care homes, including specialist dementia care. In total, Anchor serves more than 65,000 residents in 54,000 homes across almost 1,700 locations. Its residential care services employ the majority of the 9,000-strong workforce, providing services to residents at 114 care homes.  Anchor operates in more than 85% of local councils in England.

Emma Costello, Head of Legal at Anchor, said:

“Anchor is committed to partnering with lawyers who not only bring their own specialisms and expertise to the table but also share our core values. We were overwhelmed with the response to our most recent invitation to tender and are delighted to announce that we have secured a new legal services panel with sector-leading advisers, supporting us operationally as well as assisting in the delivery of our progressive growth programme to continue to provide homes where people love living in later life.”

Richard Sagar from Walker Morris said:

“We are delighted to continue our 16 year long relationship with Anchor. The plans for future growth provide exciting opportunities for us to work with Anchor and with the rest of the panel firms, to deliver quality housing and assistance for older people.”