In June we took on the challenge to become a Sepsis Savvy organisation - I'm really pleased to announce we've done it!
This award, presented at a gala dinner on 15th July, recognises the enormous efforts Nazan has made to improve road safety since her teenage daughter, Hope, died after being knocked over by a HGV lorry on Kings Heath High Street in 2011.
Ann Houghton, specialist personal injury solicitor at ACS, represented Nazan in a civil claim arising from Hope’s death. Ann said “Since Hope’s tragic death Nazan has campaigned tirelessly for better road safety, on a national scale, but specifically in the Kings Heath area.
“She has unstintingly raised the issue of road safety for pedestrians through the establishment of the impactful ‘Live In Hope’ campaign. We hope that the campaign will lead to changes being made not only in Kings Heath, but the wider area and HGV industry, including restricting access for HGVs on unsuitable roads and improving use of lorry mirrors.
“This award from RoSPA is recognition of all the effort Nazan has put into this and her heart-felt commitment to improving the safety of others in the future.”
Ann added “Nazan has also raised the issue of mobile phone use when driving in the media. As part of our work to represent Nazan we secured evidence to show that the lorry driver who hit Hope had been exchanging text messages shortly before the incident. Sadly this is something that we come across time and time again, despite it being against the law to use a mobile phone when driving.
“ACS represents many clients who have been injured because a driver simply was not looking at the road when driving because they were using their mobile phone. It is shocking to see how many innocent people are injured because of this wide-spread problem.”
For further information
For further information please contact Ann Houghton
In 2020 the court rules were changed to require that all residential tenants must be given 14 days’ notice of an eviction. What happens though if the eviction is cancelled on the day?
We are delighted to announce that our private wealth law department has continued to maintain its Band 2 position in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth.
The new CHF is set to launch and open for applications with £4 million set to be allocated to community-led housing groups to support an increase the supply of affordable housing in England.
Charities, like other organisations, may be subject to or choose to voluntarily comply with the reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The draft regulations making it mandatory for anyone entering a registered care home in England to have been double vaccinated unless they are clinically exempt were made on 22 July 2021.
In the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, the Government signalled its desire to increase its control over procurements by all contracting authorities.
The monthly round-up from the Anthony Collins Solicitors charities team.
Legal updates as the UK enters into stage 4 of the roadmap and legal restrictions on face coverings and social distancing are lifted.
The first disability we are going to discuss is diabetes. We begin by discussing the different types of diabetes; their similarities and differences and how we live with the disability within our day.
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.