The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
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.”
On 23 July, trainees from Anthony Collins Solicitors will host an ‘experience day’, which will involve various activities and presentations, with lawyers and non-lawyers from across the firm.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
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