Hilary Homfray joins Anthony Collins Solicitors after working for Birmingham City Council for 14 years. With more than 60,000 properties, she was kept busy!
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.”
The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
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A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
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The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
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