Currently, the law doesn’t allow a single parent with a child born via surrogacy to obtain a parental order, leaving their family legally vulnerable.
Joining the 25-strong partnership this month within ACS’s specialist housing and childcare services teams are Baljit Basra, Jas Tamber and Natalie Singh.
Highly experienced in housing litigation, Baljit Basra becomes partner as an authority in the firm’s housing management team leading on asset management litigation. She also heads up ACS’s corporate litigation team and plays a key role in the ‘operational spine’ of the firm.
Jas Tamber joined ACS in 2005 and now leads on the firm’s children’s work. Jas has been instrumental in establishing the team’s reputation among the best in the West Midlands.
He is the convenor of the Birmingham Child Care Practitioners Group and a former Hershman/Levy Award winner.
Joining in 2012, Natalie Singh specialises in funding and finance work, primarily for ACS’s housing sector clients, and also for the firm’s third and voluntary sector clients. Natalie has led in developing this new marketplace, recently winning a number of mandates to act on capital markets transactions with institutional investors.
Other key promotions in ACS’s childcare, housing and corporate ligation teams are Sally Jones, who moves up to senior associate, and Alex Loxton and Alison Room who both become associates.
Rated 'fantastic' by Legal 500 2013, Sally Jones joined ACS in 2012. She manages the firm’s Legal Aid contract within the childcare team where she is a senior Children Panel lawyer representing vulnerable children. She also sits on the Birmingham Family Justice Board and Family Business committee.
Chartered legal executive Alex Loxton is a senior housing litigator in the corporate litigation team. Previously chair of the Birmingham Committee of CILEx, she was a finalist as Chartered Legal Executive of the Year in the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2014.
Alison Room joined ACS in 2007 as a trainee solicitor and is a commercial and property litigator in ACS’s corporate litigation team, specialising in large commercial and property disputes for commercial clients, charities and churches, housing, and public sector organisations.
Senior partner Peter Hubbard said: “Recognising outstanding legal talent is a major part of our commitment to providing the very best legal support to meet the high expectations of our clients nationwide.
“They are greatly valued members of our team and have made a huge impact in our specialist sectors. These promotions are well deserved.”
Pictured (l to r): Sally Jones, Jas Tamber, Alison Room and Baljit Basra.
The national study, Why Asthma still kills, involved a detailed examination of the circumstances surrounding 195 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2012.
Our Housing team are delighted following a formal tender procurement process to have been appointed to three lots under the new multi-million-pound legal services framework for The Riverside Group.
Necrotising Fasciitis, more commonly known as the ‘flesh-eating disease’, is a significant medical condition that requires urgent treatment.
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.
Transferring out of SHPS will not be suitable for every housing association. So what should housing associations do?
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.
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.
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”).
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.
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