We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
Matthew was invited to become partner following a successful seven years with the firm. Working with clients in the Housing and Health & Social Care sectors, Matthew is well known for coming up with pragmatic and commercial solutions. For the past five years, he has been listed in Chambers UK as a leader in employment law and is described as having an ‘excellent knowledge of the voluntary and social care sector’.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has also promoted 11 other members of the legal team across the firm, with Emma Duke, Anna Dabek, Maria Ramon, Emma Young, Teresa Panther and Monica Macheng moving into senior associate positions. Gemma Bell, Simon Lee, Kate Jackson, Faye Biddle, Gayle Monk and Emma Riley have all accepted the role of associate in their individual teams.
Romaine Thompson, senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “The volume of promotions is testament to the hard work and dedication across the firm and is extremely well deserved. We are committed to employee development and growing talent internally.
We consistently receive high praise from our clients for our diligence and attentiveness; it’s people such as these who help us to ensure we deliver, all of the time.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
Social landlords are seeing a rising number of Equality Act defences to possession proceedings. A recent Court of Appeal decision helps shift the likelihood of such defences succeeding.
On 31 July, the consultation period ended on MHCLG’s proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system set out in the 'Building a Safer Future' document. We have submitted our response.
For decades now, fewer and fewer services provided by local authorities have been delivered directly by them. However, over the last couple of years, there are signs that this tide is changing.
The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
In 2017, the NCVO commissioned a review of the tax reliefs available to charities. The brainchild of this review was published on 17 July 2019 in the form of the Charity Tax Commission report.
In 2014, the Charity Commission released its first guidance for charities on reporting serious incidents. The Commission has recently updated this guidance.
In the third part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by instructing changes under construction contracts.
Our spotlight piece considers the role of a Senior Independent Director and sector best practice. We also explore recent developments in case law, regulatory and data protection updates, and more.
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