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Bovis Homes Outsources its Legal Services to Davies and Partners Solicitors

Monday, 25 September 2017

Bovis Homes, one of the UK's leading housebuilders, has reached agreement to outsource its legal requirements to Davies and Partners Solicitors, cementing the firm’s reputation as a leading player in Residential Land Acquisition and Development.

Davies and Partners has offices in Gloucester, Birmingham, Bristol and London and has a long-held national reputation for its expertise in residential land and property development services. Following the agreement with Bovis Homes, Davies and Partners will now undertake Bovis Homes’ new House Sales, Home-Exchange and Affordable Housing Schemes, Land Acquisition and Disposal, Planning and Environmental Infrastructure Management and future Strategic Land Planning.

Twenty-five members of Bovis Homes’ in-house legal team have moved across to join Davies and Partners’ Land and Development Departments, significantly expanding and strengthening the Firm’s land acquisition and plot sales capabilities. The enhanced resource will offer Davies and Partners’ existing portfolio of major house building clients, access to a team of over 70 specialist staff, providing a vast depth of knowledge and expertise in this niche sector.

Tom Lowe, Head of Development at Davies and Partners said, “This is an important agreement for the firm. Bovis Homes and Davies and Partners have a shared business ethos and culture which will ensure a successful partnership for the future. In addition, our other major house building clients, will benefit from our strengthened resource and the broadening of our expertise. I believe there is no other firm that is better placed to provide industry specific knowledge and high levels of client care.”

Commenting on the decision to outsource its legal services Keith Carnegie, Executive Director, Bovis Homes said, “This is an exciting time for Bovis Homes and we are looking forward to working closely with Davies and Partners and enjoying the benefits of their considerable experience and expertise. We are changing as a company, driving through efficiencies and improvements at all levels of our operations - and this new partnership is a key part of this. I am delighted that they are joining us on our journey as we recalibrate the business, improve delivery for our customers, and establish ourselves as one of the UK's best-performing house builders."


David Stokes, Davies and Partners Head of Land Acquisition and Development and Managing Partner of the Birmingham Office said, “This is an extremely exciting development and significant expansion for the firm. Land and Property have been at the core of Davies and Partners’ services for almost 30 years. This is one of the most significant contract wins in the Firm’s history which has provided a greater diversity of clients and will ensure the Firm’s continued growth for the future.”

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