During the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the focus has been on shoring up existing delivery and, where possible, extending arrangements if it is not possible to re-procure.
John joins from the Environment Agency where he worked for 12 years. He has previously held a number of senior positions in the private, public and charitable sectors including as a partner and head of regulatory law with Wragge & Co Solicitors. In addition to his legal qualifications John is a chartered environmentalist.
John will apply his expertise in the social housing, health and social care, education and charitable sectors. He will be the first point of contact for clients seeking advice on environmental, health and safety, safeguarding, crisis management and the development of good governance.
Helen Tucker, partner, said: “John has a strong reputation and an in-depth knowledge and experience of the areas of law that are of practical day to day importance to our clients. I am sure they will quickly turn to him as a friendly and trusted adviser.”
John said: “Anthony Collins’ clients are all highly regulated organisations operating in complex and challenging situations. They need to understand and apply a wide range of rapidly changing legal provisions and extensive official guidance. I am excited to be working with them.”
The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday 22 September a new range of restrictions to protect us from the Covid crisis, some of which will apply to charities.
Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker & Rebecca Sembuuze from our housing litigation team discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
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