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?
In view of the COVID-19 outbreak and following the recent government advice, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the selection process for our 2020 Training Contract Vacancy and 2020 Summer Vacation Scheme both of which relate to the 2022 intake of trainees. As you can understand, the safety of our candidates, employees and community is a priority. We are fully committed to ensuring a positive candidate experience and investing in the growth of our future talent. We will continue to review the situation closely and those who wish to apply to our 2021 Training Contract Vacancy and the 2021 Vacation Scheme (both of which will relate to our 2022 and 2023 intakes) will have an opportunity to do so next year.
As a Lex 100 winner for 'quality of work', 'client contact', 'work/life balance' and 'confident of being kept on', we are a great choice if you’re looking to join a principled firm and want to take the lead on high-quality work.
We are committed to helping you develop and succeed as a trainee, and we provide the support and resources to help you achieve your potential. You’ll be allocated an appraiser at the start of your training contract, as well as a trainee manager for each seat. Your appraiser will offer support and guidance about which areas would complement your plans for the future, making sure you gain the necessary experience and skills. Our Trainee Development Programme will also provide you with bespoke training, giving you the opportunity to further enhance the knowledge and skills that we look for in our trainees and newly qualified solicitors.
Anthony Collins Solicitors will provide funding for the LPC fees to those who are joining us as trainees and currently or about to commence their LPC studies at the University of Law. If you are studying your LPC elsewhere, a commensurate level of funding will be available.
To apply, please visit the vacancies page.
When we asked our trainees why they chose us over other firms, they told us it was because of our excellent client care and because we “have a social conscience and are actually prepared to do something about it”. They also said they were given more hands-on experience and considerably more responsibility than their peers at other firms.
We asked what they considered to be the firm’s best features, and these are some of their responses:
It’s the chance to do high-level commercial work in one seat and publicly-funded private client work in another.
A good work/life balance.
The approachability of senior colleagues, including partners.
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It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
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.
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.