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Chimi Shakohoxha

Partner, Capsticks

Rachael Heenan

Partner, Capsticks

Sarah Darvell

Partner, Capsticks

Capsticks welcomes Sarah Darvell as its latest Partner in the Housing team

Capsticks welcomes Sarah Darvell as its latest Partner in the Housing team

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Sarah is a security charging expert and her arrival will support the firm’s growth in this area

Sarah is well-respected in the affordable housing finance sector, having worked as a security charging specialist for over 18 years. She is joining Capsticks from Trowers & Hamlins where she project-managed and led large-scale due diligence for a range of financing arrangements including bonds, private placements, loans and refinancings, as well as the due diligence for other types of portfolio transactions.

Over her career, Sarah has acted on transactions large and small, straightforward and complex, and has placed into charge over 100,000 properties for housing association clients, with a total security value of over £4billion. Her clients have included not-for-profit and for-profit housing associations.

Social housing providers rely on Sarah's considerable expertise to place properties into charge at maximum value quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively.

Described by clients as knowledgeable, innovative and solutions-focussed, Sarah helps clients to uplift and maximise their stock values, their borrowing capacity and their ability to deliver and maintain much needed affordable homes, through rolling charge programmes, value uplift programmes and client training.

Chimi Shakohoxha, Head of Housing at Capsticks noted: “As a firm we have an innovative approach to the housing sector, the Capsticks Housing Diploma being a testament to that, and Sarah’s deep sector knowledge, forward-thinking attitude and expertise in security charging is bound to ensure we continue on this trajectory for our clients.”

Senior Partner, Rachael Heenan, commented: “Our focus as a firm remains on delivering the best solutions for our clients. We welcome Sarah to Capsticks with the aim to strengthen our services tailored to the needs of our existing and future clients while they focus on making a difference.”

Sarah will be based at the firm’s London office. Capsticks aim is to be the firm of choice for organisations who work to make a difference. Our purpose is to be the legal advisers that clients want by their side, providing innovative and practical solutions tailored to our sectors’ unique challenges. Our lawyers work together as one team with the same values: putting people first, doing the right thing and always forward thinking.