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.
The STEP Code for Will Preparation comes into effect as of today and all STEP members and firms will have to adhere to the Code for Wills.
STEP was set up as an organisation to guarantee and improve the quality of work produced by solicitors and legal representatives the world over, practicing in Estates and Trusts, including Wills and the STEP accreditation is now recognised as a benchmark for quality. Wills, trust and probate lawyers at Anthony Collins Solicitors, Donna Holmes and Alex Elphinston are both members, helping to ensure that clients work with only specialist legal advisers.
Donna Holmes commented: "Anthony Collins Solicitors are proud to have adhered to these principles for some time and we're pleased they have now been formalised in the new Code. This makes the process of writing a Will clearer to clients and ensures they are receiving the best possible standard of service."
This adherence to the Code follows the firm’s success in achieving the Lexcel accreditation and with extensive experience in advising private clients, both Alex and Donna were individually recognised for excellence in their field in recent Chambers and Partner guides. Both are listed as ‘Leaders in their field’ and Donna has also been listed under the impressive category of ‘Associates to Watch’.
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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