Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
The specialist law firm has climbed the rankings for a third year running, having won 14 additional large charity clients. According to the recently released directory, Anthony Collins Solicitors has taken on more new top 3,000 charity clients than any of the other top 20 law firms.
Shivaji Shiva, senior associate at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are very pleased to take another step up the rankings. This reflects the team’s undiminished determination to support our charity clients as they work to meet rising demand for their services in an ever more complex legal and financial environment.
“Over the past year we have again won work in specialist areas such as social housing, health and social care, education and children, and faith communities thanks to our growing reputation for building strong relationships and delivering truly valuable solutions. Achieving a step up in the ranking is a real boost for the team and we are pleased and proud to consolidate our position as a top ten legal advisor.”
CaritasData is the leading provider of financial information for UK charities and non-for-profit organisations, and publishes a wide range of directories and data services, such as the Top 3,000 Charities that includes the top legal advisors list.
The CaritasData annual list ranks law firms by the number of large charities they work for. Top 3,000 charities are defined as those that spent or generated over £3.35million in the last financial year, or have net assets worth over £7.7million. Anthony Collins Solicitors added 14 new large charities to its client base over the last year, taking the total number to 75. This helped the firm to continue its rise up the rankings, reaching 9th from 10th position last year.
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
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