Louise Howells Partner

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“Outstanding ...skilful and knowledgeable advice within the social housing sector and handles real estate work for a slew of housing associations. Very experienced at social housing work.”

Legal 500 2018

“Louise Howells attracts praise for her social housing practice, which is focused on development and regeneration projects. Clients say that "she is approachable, knowledgeable, and has a good eye for detail."”

Chambers and Partners 2019
Louise is an experienced commercial property lawyer based in our Cardiff office acting for many of the firm's commercial clients.

Main areas of practice 

Louise's work includes acting for Housing Associations in the acquisition, disposal and refinancing of properties where she has evolved a strong reputation as a trusted advisor. Louise has developed an expertise in acting for tenants in the management of a portfolio of retail properties as well as in dealings with public houses. She acts regularly for an acquisitive PLC in the purchase of companies with key property components and represents companies in the health care sector involved in the acquisition and development of portfolios of new medical centres for GP's.

Louise has provided advice and assistance to developers bringing forward large sites for development and is expert in the many dimensions of commercial property transactions and land based legal issues.

Significant experience

  • Acting on behalf of RSL clients in refinancing and new finance facilities involving large portfolios of properties
  • Advising on the acquisition and disposal of properties including negotiation of conditional contracts, options and sectional agreements such as Section 106, 104 and 38 Agreements
  • Providing advice and assistance in acquiring large sites for development
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial leases for both private-sector clients and RSLs

“She is a tenacious lawyer.”

Chambers and Partners 2018


Louise’s Blog

Welsh Housing Awards 2015

Blake Morgan are proud to be sponsoring this years' Welsh Housing Awards at The Vale Resort, on 27 November 2015.

Articles by Louise

Come and visit us at the Blake Morgan Coffee Cart at this year's CHC's Annual Conference!


Lawyers from Blake Morgan’s social housing team will be at the CHC annual flagship event at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on 1st and 2nd December.

Housing is the Remedy


Members of Blake Morgan's Social Housing Team look forward to supporting CIH Cymru's TAI Conference – the largest of its kind in Wales.

Financing: getting your house in order


With a house building target of 7,500 by 2016 we were delighted when the Welsh Government announced that it is to inject a further £400 million (a mixture of private finance and a direct contribution from the Government to supplement private finance

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