Providers need to be alive to the risk of contractors becoming insolvent and how to limit the resulting inevitable disruption.
Ben is an expert in local government law and joins from Mills & Reeve. Ben specialises in procurement, regeneration projects, compulsory purchase and highways law.
The local government practice is a key area for the firm, particularly in light of the many changes currently occurring within the public sector. Ben’s appointment is part of a growth strategy built around the firm supporting public sector clients and will add even more valuable expertise to the existing specialist practice led by partner Chris Plumley.
Mr Plumley, said: “Ben has a really strong reputation within the local government sector. He’s a market-leading expert and we’re delighted to welcome him to our firm. The team has been very successful in 2012 and Ben will enhance our already strong offer. He will help us deliver our unique approach to supporting and working in partnership with our local authority clients. Along with providing an additional strategic resource Ben’s appointment is integral to our further expansion.”
Ben commented: “I’m very happy to be joining Anthony Collins Solicitors. It has a history of delivering really innovative and high quality advice to local authority clients. I’m also attracted by the ethos and social conscience of the firm. Given the on-going challenge to the public sector to deliver wider services at a reduced cost, Councils need more support than ever in order to respond effectively.”
Housing associations must continue to deliver core functions effectively and compliantly notwithstanding the uncertainty over the standards to which you will be held in the future.
Over the last few years the meaning of “asset management” has changed from being all about repairs to understanding that assets might not stay in an organisation forever.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy has understandably prompted a fundamental reconsideration of how building safety is approached for High-Rise Residential Buildings.
Results from the latest three-yearly valuation of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are starting to trickle through.
The potential for Brexit with or without a deal causes uncertainty, and credit rating agencies do not like uncertainty.
Let’s face it, Wills are underappreciated and often overlooked. In fact, around 54% of the British public do not have one!
A recent case throws light on the scope of the exemption for “land transactions” from the need for an OJEU tender process.
A leaked report into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust revealed by The Independent has been described as the “largest maternity scandal in NHS history”.
The Pensions Regulator is showing its determination to improve the prudent management of Local Government Pension funds by digging deep into the internal workings of these funds.
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