n this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
Natalie joined ACS in August 2013, starting as a paralegal in Corporate Litigation. She started her training contract in September 2014 and after completing her first six-month seat in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, she is now undertaking a seat in Property.
Not forgetting our other shortlisters, Stefanie Zandy was also pitched against Natalie for the Paralegal of the Year award, and Matthew Roach was shortlisted for Chartered Legal Executive of the Year. ACS senior partner Peter Hubbard said: “Any law firm is only as good as the support team behind the partners who are the public face of the business. To have three of our team nominated this year is testimony to the quality of the staff we recruit and we are very proud of all three who have been shortlisted.”
Anthony Collins Solicitors has a proud track record of success at Birmingham Law Society’s Legal Awards. In 2014 founder Anthony Collins was presented with the Lifetime Achiever Award and in 2012 Rankeshwar Batta was named Partner of the Year.
The law surrounding organ donation has changed. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill came into effect on 20 May 2020 and has implemented an opt-out system for organ donation.
Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
The Cabinet Office has published guidance asking for people to act responsibly, fairly and “in the national interest”.
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
For anyone who is currently restrained from holding their General Meeting or have held such in breach of their governing documents, help is on the way!
Social landlords may be surprised to learn that “landlords should be able to carry out routine as well as essential repairs for most households”.
Many housing providers are now re-thinking about gathering information to complete their data return to the Regulator of Social Housing, with the initial exercise having been delayed by Covid-19.
With many premises being left unoccupied (or minimally occupied) during the lockdown, both Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have warned of the increased risks of Legionella.
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