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.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we work with clients from a range of backgrounds, on a range of case sizes. For each client, we strive to provide a professional service that results in the best outcome. Most recently, our high level of service has been recognised in Chambers and Partners HNW guide for private wealth law in Birmingham and surrounds.
Specific comments were made surrounding our Court of Protection work - "They’re reliable, they turn business around and they communicate. They know their stuff and they’re very good with clients," comments one interviewee,"we have tried other people in the past, but at the moment we’re happy with them. They’re probably our first port of call".
Our team embody the values of our firm to "improve lives, communities and society", with comments praising them for being "very approachable" and "really about what’s best for the clients". Two stand-out members of our team are Alex Elphinston and Donna Holmes, who have been highlighted as notable practitioners in this work area.
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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