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Wrigleys' involvement in cohousing

Wrigleys Solicitors were involved in setting up one of the first cohousing communities in the UK, Laughton Lodge in East Sussex. More recently, we have advised on innovative models such as mutual home ownership societies ("MHOS").

We have our model articles of association for cohousing groups and offer fixed fees for incorporating a cohousing company and drafting loan agreements between the company and its members.

We have a close working relationship with the UK Cohousing Network, and host regular socials for cohousing groups where we bring groups together to share knowledge and experience. Cohousing is still relatively new in the UK and we view our relationship with cohousing groups as mutually beneficial: we aim to learn from each other and develop the legal framework for this way of living together.

Wrigleys' cohousing clients include:

We offer all new community-led housing groups a free initial meeting or telephone call, to help get you started. Please get in touch with our community-led housing team to arrange this.

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"Thank you for the guidance that you gave us during the initial stages of the process.  Face to face, on the telephone, in your literature and during the webinar you supported our efforts and we felt that we were in safe hands. Thank you."

- On the Brink - A Co-housing group in Sheffield

"Malcolm Lynch - A dedicated charities lawyer who really knows the subject, and who also has a very charitable spirit - you need to be able to empathise, and Malcolm really can."

- Chambers & Partners

"Wrigleys - a reliable and efficient team that understands the charity sector and maintains a friendly and open approach".

- Chambers & Partners

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Elizabeth Wilson

Direct Line: 0113 204 5721

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Leeds

Emma Ridge View Biography

Emma Ridge

Direct Line: 0113 204 1118

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

12 Dec 2018

Enfranchisement reform - implications for community-led housing

We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.

30 Nov 2018

Will a refusal to offer a trial period make a redundancy dismissal unfair?

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 Nov 2018

Can an employee be dismissed for incapability if their contract provides long-term disability benefits?

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.