Community & Events

Direction Law works with a number of charities and voluntary organisations within both our local community and the sectors within which we work, we also attend many events; details of some of these activities and events are set out below:

 

The FREE First Time Buyer Home Show is a one-stop shop to help first timers buy their dream home and step on the property ladder. Produced by First Time Buyer magazine, exhibitors include property developers, housing associations, solicitors, financial advisors, mortgage consultants and interior experts.

There will be presentations from leading property experts throughout the day explaining the different aspects of buying your first home. Independent financial advisers and legal experts will also be on hand to give free private consultations.

This year we’re returning to Manchester following the success of last year’s show and equally successful shows in Croydon, Stratford and Central London.

Register now to reserve your spot!

 

If you’re a first time buyer looking for help to get on the property ladder, join us at the London Home Show Autumn 2019. 

21st September, 11am – 5pm

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3EE

This event is ticket only – ticket registration open NOW!

The London Home Show is the major event for first time buyers in London and attending the event is the best way to get all the latest information on the affordable home ownership market in the capital. Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest Shared Ownership homes and Help to Buy homes, as well giving out expert advice on how you can get on the property ladder.

You should attend the London Home Show if:

You are a first time buyer

You need advice about how to get on the property ladder

You are interested in finding out more about first time buyer schemes like Shared Ownership and Help to Buy

You want to see the latest homes available across London

You want to register with the major providers of first time buyer homes

The London Home Show is FREE to attend. It takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, from 11am – 5pm

10 October 2019 | Emirates Old Trafford Manchester

The Women in Housing Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding women working in housing.

Now in their seventh year, the awards highlight the amazing work and achievements of the many women who make a major contribution.

Building on existing success, in 2018 the Women in Housing Awards were acquired by Inside Housing and they are being run in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing.

 

The National Housing Federation and National Sales Group have joined forces to bring you the Affordable Home Ownership Conference, the leading event for sales, marketing and development professionals working in the affordable housing sector.

The First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards are some of the most acclaimed in the industry. The Awards are a fantastic annual celebration of some of the many lengths that are gone to in order to help aspirational buyers on to the housing ladder. From house-builders and housing associations to legal companies, these prestigious awards are now in their 10th year, and their existence ensures that the best in the business are recognised and rewarded for their hard work. This year’s event will take place on April 26th 2019 at The Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London, where industry professionals will come together to find out the winners and highly commended of the 18 categories, ranging from Private Developer of the Year to Affordable Housing Provider of the Year.

Bringing together 1300+ senior leaders and their teams to celebrate the best in housing, the UKHA is now the most prestigious and glamourous networking event of the housing events calendar!  Taking place at the exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel and hosted by the hilarious British comedian and actor Romesh Ranganathan, the night begins with a champagne reception and time to get acquainted with old and new industry friends.

The evening includes an awards ceremony and celebration party; this unique opportunity to meet with the who’s who of housing from across top housing associations, local authorities and professional services presents an unrivalled networking opportunity from start to finish.


The biggest and the best housing event in the South West

The CIH South West Housing Conference is the biggest of its kind in the region and attracts more than 460 attendees throughout the two-day event. It’s well-established as the essential forum for housing professionals to debate the hottest topics affecting the industry.

This year’s conference will once again take place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel – an excellent venue which allows for great networking prospects with the conference and exhibition taking place in one area. The 2019 programme has been designed to give delegates the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, take part in interactive sessions and network with fellow housing professionals in the South West.


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Help to Buy is a government scheme which aims to help first time buyers get on the property ladder. Their Roadshows are free, and are an excellent opportunity to find out about the schemes, existing and upcoming developments in your areas of interest.

You can get advice from Help to Buy Agents, Housing Associations, Independent Financial Advisors and solicitors. Direction Law will be attending the following Help to Buy Roadshows:

Midlands New Home Show – Saturday 08 June 2019

10am until 3.30pm
The Holte Suite, Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park,
Birmingham, B6 6HE

The Midlands New Home Show is a FREE event but you will need to book your entrance ticket online in advance.  We anticipate this event will be busy, so you can choose to come in the morning or the afternoon; just select which option you would prefer when you book your ticket.


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The Canterbury Festival is Kent’s International Arts Festival, one of the most important cultural events in the South East; Direction Law were pleased to be sponsoring two events at the 2018 Festival for the third consecutive year.

As an independent charity, the Festival brings a rich mixture of performing arts from around the world to surprise and delight audiences. The Festival inspires artists to create and perform. It commissions new work. It champions emerging talent and supports those seeking careers in the cultural industries. It adds financial and cultural wealth to the Canterbury District and contributes to the well-being of its citizens.


Octavia

For a number of years Direction Law have supported the annual Older People’s Christmas Party which is organised by the Octavia Foundation. Their Head of Fundraising Naomi Roper has emailed us to say:

“Thanks to the generosity of supporters like yourselves, we were able to accommodate 120 guests from the boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea, all of whom are vulnerable or isolated.”


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Direction Law are proud sponsors of Tankerton FC.  Based near Whitstable in Kent. Tankerton FC currently has over 300 boys and girls, aged from 5 to 16 years old registered with them.

Tankerton FC offers a valuable community service to local children with all the coaching provided on a voluntary basis by coaches that have completed the FA’s Level 1 Coaching badge.


Direction Law are pleased to have won the “Highly Commended” award as provider of Legal Services to First Time Buyers at the First Time Buyer Readers Awards dinner.

Pictured are Direction Law partners Andrew Theoff, Wayne Moore-Read, Arash Remasi and Lucy Owen, together with Head of Business Development Max Garcia, alongside celebrity host Nikki Chapman and the award sponsor.