Volunteers are often the bedrock of charitable organisations, but they are not protected from sexual harassment within those organisations.
Cliff is a recognised expert in the corporate governance of mutual, co-operative and membership based organisations and brings with him over 20 years’ experience advising leading co-operative societies, including more recently mutual organisations which have “spun out” of local government.
David Alcock, head of co-operatives and mutual governance at ACS commented: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome Cliff to the team. The wisdom and clarity that Cliff brings to governance issues means that he is a valuable asset to the sector and will allow the firm to continue to contribute to the good governance of co-operatives and mutuals across the board.”
“We’re seeing all kinds of organisations considering mutual and co-operative models, including lots of parts of the public sector. We need to offer informed support about how these models can work really well, to support the aspirations of those involved, and Cliff can help us to do that. He’s part of the co-op movement and we want to support that sector in all it does.” he added.
Cliff said: “It is refreshing to find a firm which is values led and so has much to offer the co-operative and mutual movement. I am really pleased to be joining a group of people with great skills and real commitment in this important and growing area of enterprise.”
Here at Anthony Collins Solicitors, we have been hard at work advising a charity client, BICMP, on its new music project, ‘Resonance’.
Currently, the only ground for divorce is irretrievable break down of a marriage. Following a consultation, the Government has announced its intention to reform the legal requirements for divorce.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently made some noteworthy changes to its guidance around data subject access requests (DSARs).
In the fourth part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks arising out of varying the terms of construction contracts.
A local authority recently received a "roasting" by the Pensions Ombudsman for their delay in processing an employee’s ill-health retirement pension, following her diagnosis with advanced cancer.
The Times is looking for three or four charities to feature in their editions running in December 2019 and early January 2020.
Cliff Mills defines and talks about the importance of social value in his blog, and its potential within Greater Manchester.
Following a power outage at Anthony Collins Solicitors’ (ACS) Birmingham office, our employees and partners currently have limited functionality, including no access to emails.
Joint ventures present an opportunity for housing associations to build organisational capacity, the revenues from which could help deliver on wider social housing commitments.
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