Len Freedman joined TC Young as a consultant in April 2013. He was ranked for 12 years as a leading individual (Band 1) in both Chambers and Legal 500 and is now classified by Chambers as Senior Statesman to the social housing sector.
Len has over 25 years’ experience in acting for both funders and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in credit facility and bond financing agreements and led the team, comprising of several professors of Land Law in making representations to the Scottish Government that resulted in legislation enabling Scottish RSLs and their subsidiaries significantly greater access to long term funding arrangements. Also advises on a wide range of governance and other issues including corporate set-up, constitutional partnerships, joint ventures and restructurings.
Len was, for several years, lead solicitor for all of Scottish Government’s shared equity schemes and drafted all its allied legal documentation and Guidance. He was also, along with Counsel, instrumental in highlighting issues that arose when applying consumer credit legislation to shared equity resulting in changes to financial services law in this area.
He was also Secretary of the UK wide Mining and Mineral Law Group and was lead legal adviser to the consortium that acquired the Scottish coalfields from British Coal and has wide experience in equity as well as loan funding.
He was actively involved in many of the Scottish Homes and the majority of the Local Authority transfers where he led teams acting for RSLs, funders, local authorities, and Scottish Homes in the transfer of approximately 120,000 houses to the RSL Sector as well as the setting up of many housing associations and drafting the Scottish Government Guidance and much of the template documentation in that area.