Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, a key theme of 2020 has been diversity and inclusivity. This two-part update addresses this theme in detail
Many law firms say they are different, special, unique; Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP is all of these things because we exist to improve lives, communities, and society through advising individuals, businesses, not for profit organisations, charities and public sector bodies throughout the UK.
We don’t act for just anybody; we act for people who look on the world as we do and want to work with us to make a difference. We don’t hire just anybody either; we are looking for people who share our values and aspirations.
We already have a national profile in our specialist sectors and have ambitious plans for the future; to become the leading national advisor focused on making a social impact.
Our property development team is seeking to expand in to our newly opened Manchester office and wish to recruit a legal assistant to assist them deliver a broad range of property matters for our Housing sector as well as providing admin assistance to all the fee earners in the office.The ideal candidate will have either some experience of a property nature but more importantly, a keenness and desire to work within our specialist sectors.
The appointed individual will join a firm that can offer them rewarding and meaningful opportunities for development, and where they will have a key role in the future of the firm’s property offering and contribution to delivering the firm’s Purpose.
Leader of the housing sector.
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Following our recent e-briefing on Possession Notices, Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall from our housing litigation team discuss the impact of the changes on social landlords.
Not only has the possession stay been extended until 20 September, the notice periods to be given to tenants has been extended in certain circumstances with some important exceptions.