Next in our series of ebriefings on the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement; looking at the Chapter 4 proposal to change the basis of contract awards.
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 Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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