Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
Many annual reports contain a range of facts and figures with performance reporting for the past year, setting out the goals reached and where the challenges have been. We could have told you in more detail about how we think we achieved a 5% increase in our turnover in 2015/16, in some challenging market conditions, or the outcome of our inaugural learning and development programme. All these are laudable aims for an annual report, and I hope we will turn to these in future years. We wanted to take the opportunity to talk about why we are in business, and how we consider our clients benefit from commercially-trained, highly-motivated and values-aligned lawyers, who are experts in your sector.
Of crucial importance for all of us is what motivates us to get out of bed each morning and come to work at Anthony Collins Solicitors. These motivations include being able to:
- Advocate on behalf of individuals in disadvantaged circumstances
- Qualitatively improve businesses that are having a positive social impact
- Help reconfigure services to deliver greater responsiveness to customers and value for money
- Advise on property developments to bring a range of new housing to a community
- Complete a transaction designed to improve the outcomes for a community
If you are interested in finding out how we can use our specialist sector knowledge, commercial acumen and legal advice to benefit you and your organisation, then we would be delighted to talk to you.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.
Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.
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