In this ebriefing, we identify what we see as the key messages arising from recent prosecutions in the care and housing sectors.
Pandemic or no pandemic, we were not going to be stopped from continuing our annual support of CBIT’s Glow Day campaign.
Social distancing rules were carefully followed and an amazing group of 20 people from Anthony Collins Solicitors collectively covered over 78 miles by cycling, walking, running and any other means possible to make sure that we visited 21 of our most vulnerable clients, make them smile during lockdown by simply chatting to them and giving them a gift, and in the process we raised £2,705 for CBIT!
CBIT are one of our key charity partners that does such fantastic work for children who have suffered a brain injury providing specialist support to them and their families. The funds raised will ensure they can continue to provide their support, albeit on a remote basis, to many families across the Midlands who need so much support. Lisa Turan, CEO of CBIT said, “the whole team at CBIT are hugely grateful to the ACS team and I as CEO cannot express my thanks enough!”
Rankeshwar Batta, Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence said, “I am absolutely delighted at what we all achieved for CBIT but equally so proud of the ACS team that took part in this event making a real difference for CBIT and of course our clients in this very difficult period for all of us. I know the monies raised will be used to make a positive difference for people who need it most at this time and I am glad we played a small part on 30 October 2020 to help CBIT continue their great work.”
A recent High Court case on costs could prove essential reading for clients who have cases in the magistrates' courts.
The employment and pensions team offer practical advice on whistleblowing.
Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing.
Following the eviction ban being lifted on 31 May 2021 and further to our previous ebriefing, the new notice of seeking possession forms are now available on the Government website as Word versions.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Law Commission's Technical Issues in Charity Law report revealed that many charities struggle with a range of technical issue in the law.
The Law Commission recommended four key changes to the law in respect of mergers and the incorporation of charities which we have detailed in this ebriefing.
Over the last few weeks, we have published individual ebriefings on some of the key changes to be implemented following the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report.
In April 2021, the Foreign Office halted funding for Oxfam following new allegations of sexual misconduct made against staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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