It has been another difficult few weeks for many of us, especially those who find themselves under tier 3 restrictions.
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’.
We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again.
Since March 2020, commercial property owners and occupiers across many sectors, whether housing associations, charities, care providers or local authorities, have been impacted by the rules regulating how they deal with their tenants and their landlords. It seems each week there is a change in policy, regulation or legislation, governing how they must respond.
On 18 September 2020, the High Court gave its decision regarding the Judicial Review of Simply Learning Tutor Agency Ltd & Others v Secretary of State for Business.
A key element of the Bill is the establishment of a duty holder regime and requirement to maintain the ‘golden thread of information’ throughout the life cycle of high-risk residential buildings
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
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