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.
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
The evening started with the firm maintaining their stronghold on the Paralegal of the Year award, with Letitia Ait-Tales picking up the accolade, which the firm has now won for four consecutive years.
Partners Mark Cook and David Alcock were then on hand to receive the award for Business Team of the Year, which recognises achievements of the commercial team across the firm’s core sectors. Some of these achievements include the £280m publicly listed bond for WMHG to build new affordable homes across the Midlands; and the joint venture projects between Trafford HT and L&Q, and between Watford CHT and Watford BC.
Led by Partners and Sector Leads, Jas Tamber and Rankeshwar Batta, representatives from the Private Client Team followed Mark and David to the stage to collect the award for Private Client Team of the Year. The team provides support to clients across wills, trusts and probate, family and childcare, clinical negligence, and personal injury claims.
Reflecting on the award, Rankeshwar said: “The award reinforces the excellent reputation the private client team has for the work it does supporting a variety of clients. This year we acted on a £100million prenuptial agreement, secured over £50million in compensation for clients to rebuild their lives following catastrophic injuries and represented over 100 children and 50 parents in Court following local authority intervention. I am proud to have a team that is genuinely committed to improving the lives of individuals and puts them first and foremost in everything they do.”
Jas remarked: “We’re so proud of all of the team and everything they have achieved this year, particularly of the work they do with some of the most underprivileged and isolated clients in need of support.”
Rounding off the evening, ACS won Law Firm of the Year award (16 partners or more) in recognition of its commitment to improving communities and society. Achievements in 2017 included advising Marketing Birmingham on its transformation into the West Midlands Growth Company and ACS’ high-profile work nationally with Care England on the sleep-in crisis affecting the social care sector. The award also recognised the 30% growth of the firm over the last two years through attracting like-minded recruits and clients looking to make a wider contribution to society.
Commenting on a successful night, Peter Hubbard, Senior Partner, said: “To win one award would have been brilliant, but to come away with four awards shows just how distinctive we are as a law firm. We’re not afraid to say that our purpose is to improve lives, communities and society, which means our clients get a committed ACS team, who really buy into what they are looking to achieve.”
Mark added: “This is not the story of an ordinary law firm, but it is a tale of how passionate lawyers can use corporate, commercial and people skills to achieve much more for a better society. Rooted in Birmingham, we influence the national agenda and bring solutions to clients across the country.”
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.
A recent prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") demonstrates the importance of organisations regularly inspecting, maintaining, and if necessary, repairing or replacing street furnitur
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.