New rankings were achieved for Intellectual Property and IT in the Midlands, and for Charities, Social Housing Finance and Court of Protection in London.

Several lawyers also received praise in the list. The ‘Leading lawyers’ guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide named both Tony Hall and Rankeshwar Batta of the Private Legal Services team as ‘elite’ lawyers.

In addition, Alex Elphinston of the Private Legal Services team, David Alcock of the Governance and Commercial team, Matthew Gregson of the Employment and Organisational Effectiveness team and Shivaji Shiva of the Charities team were also named as new recommended lawyers.

Romaine Thompson, senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are so proud of everyone who has achieved a high ranking in this year’s Legal 500. All of our teams are committed to working to extremely high standards with a real concern for their clients and, in many cases, their service users; it is great to see hard work rewarded.”

The spread of necrotising fasciitis
The spread of necrotising fasciitis

Necrotising Fasciitis, more commonly known as the ‘flesh-eating disease’, is a significant medical condition that requires urgent treatment.

Richard Handley Inquest
Richard Handley Inquest

Many of us who have been following the unfolding Inquest, are not surprised that the Coroner found gross and significant failures on the part of those caring for him.

Recovery of fire safety costs from leaseholders
Recovery of fire safety costs from leaseholders

In all the action to remove defective cladding, leaseholders have been the elephant in the room. Whilst social landlords might have adopted a wait and see approach private landlords do not have that luxury.

Transforming Business
Transforming Business

We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to doubling the size of the co-operative economy. We wholeheartedly support the ambition to grow this vitally important part of the economy.

Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

It was first referred to in the Charities Act 2006 (which was subsequently replaced by the Charities Act 2011) but it has finally been announced that charitable companies are able to convert to a charitable incorporated organisation (“CIO”).

Impact of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill
Impact of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

The Private Members Bill Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 now has Government support and was debated at second reading on Friday 19 January 2018.