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).
We are seeking to recruit a Legal Assistant on a 9 to 12 month maternity cover contract within our busy claimant personal injury and clinical negligence team.
The successful candidate will play a critical part in supporting and assisting the team in handling a variety of personal injury and clinical negligence work, ensuring cases are progressed in an effective and timely manner. The role will also involve assisting fee earners in handling our growing claims against public authorities caseload.
The ideal candidate will have some knowledge or experience of the litigation process and a willingness to engage with clients who have suffered harm and require our help. You will need to be able to handle competing and urgent deadlines, be organised and able to work to tight timescales. The successful candidate will be committed to providing high quality service to our clients, as well as being a strong team player.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to join a firm that prides itself on being different and is well placed to offer you a satisfying and rewarding role within our well regarded and supportive team.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
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.
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, building safety continues to be a key concern for social housing providers and their residents.