The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
[media id=134]The award was presented by Martin Allsopp, president of Birmingham Law Society, in recognition of Anthony’s involvement in the region’s legal profession and with Birmingham’s professional life more widely for over 40 years.
Anthony began his legal career as an Articled Clerk at Wragge & Co, then spending time in Canada and returning to work in the UK at his father’s firm, Johnson and Co. On 20 August 1973, he acquired premises in Cherry Street and, motivated by his Christian faith, decided to start his own practice to serve particularly private clients.
Over the years the firm, which still carries his name, has grown into a sector specialist, values based law firm with over 220 staff and a national profile in a number of sectors, including local government, social housing and adult health and social care.
Receiving the prestigious award at the ICC in Birmingham last night, Anthony said: “I am honoured to receive this award”.
Andrew Lancaster, partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors and former president of the Birmingham Law Society, said: “We’re hugely proud of Anthony. Over the years he’s been an inspiration, underpinning the values on which the practice has been able to thrive. We are very pleased indeed that his contribution has been recognised in this way.”
Anthony was appointed president of Birmingham Law Society in 2002 and launched the ‘Advised in Birmingham’ brand to promote legal excellence in the City. He retired as senior partner in 2003 at the age of 60 and has remained active in Birmingham professional life through his involvement as chair of the Cathedral Council, as a director of the Birmingham Civic Society, as trustee of Chaplaincy Plus and with his retirement consultancy work.
Other ACS nominations included Rankeshwar Batta for Partner of the Year, Ann Houghton for Assistant / Associate Solicitor of the Year, Alexandra Loxton for Chartered Legal Executive of the Year and Rose Klemperer for Paralegal of the Year.
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