On Friday 17 August 2018 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued a further update to social care providers in the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS).
Our experienced mediation team can support commercial businesses through every step of the mediation process, saving time and money.
Mediation can help organisations resolve disputes without the disruption of contested court proceedings, as well as limit the potential damage to an organisation’s reputation. We provide experienced, insightful representation and guidance throughout the process of mediation. Mediation often provides solutions in seemingly impossibly situations.
At an early stage, judges encourage attempting mediation as a means to resolve disputes and in many cases it is very successful, with around 75%-80% of cases reaching a binding settlement.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors we use our extensive sector knowledge and experience of working with social enterprises, co-operatives, mutuals, community-led enterprises, public-sector spin outs, tenant management organisations and values-driven businesses to guide social business organisations through the mediation process and to reach workable outcomes.
Our mediation service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our mediation team has extensive experience of dispute resolution through mediation and have many years of experience working with clients in the social-business sector. Our committed mediation team has supported clients through mediation on the following:
- Resolving public-procurement disputes.
- Addressing workplace issues to address dysfunctional teams, relationship or performance capability issues and any situation within an organisation that is impacting on effectiveness.
- Resolving disputes between an organisation and its tenants and/or customers.
- Resolving serious disputes that disrupt an organisation and might have reputational consequence or risks.
- Resolving difficulties with suppliers and contractors, and other parties.
- Settling property disputes, such as between commercial landlord and tenant, or between adjoining owners.
Our multi-disciplinary, dispute-resolution team includes accredited mediators, such as Andrew Lancaster, a CEDR accredited mediator. We work with clients to provide training in skills that enable organisations to effectively manage disputes, should they arise.
Andrew is a Partner in our construction and public procurement team operating within the local government, care and social housing sectors. He is a specialist in helping clients to manage construction
We finally have the Social Housing Green Paper ‘A new deal for social housing’. It’s been a long time coming, so was it worth the wait?
The Government has published its’ response to two consultations on the funding of supported housing, stating that for now, there will be no change to the current systems in place.
In a landmark case, the High Court gave the first reported ruling on parental responsibility to supervise a child who is involved in a road traffic accident caused by another person.
Join Olwen Dutton, Matthew Gregson and Alex Lawrence in our latest webinar to discuss the decision in R (Harvey) v Ledbury Town Council.
A significant Court of Appeal ruling on the Equality Act 2010 and proportionality defences in relation to warrant suspension applications.
We expect that it will take at least 8 weeks for the Supreme Court to decide whether to grant permission to appeal.
The Law Society has shortlisted Anthony Collins Solicitors in the Law Firm of the Year - Large category for the 2018 Excellence Awards.
On 31 July 2018, MHCLG issued a further press release which announced that doorsets produced by a number of additional manufacturers have also failed to meet required standards.
The CC findings on recent tabloid headlines about the Presidents Club Charitable Trust, involving all-male fundraising events staffed only by females with inappropriate dress requirements.
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