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.
Lexcel was created by the Law Society to measure high standards of client care and business management. To gain Lexcel accreditation, Anthony Collins Solicitors undertook a rigorous application and assessment process, which included on-site scrutiny of policies, procedures and team practices from a Lexcel assessor.
The achievement of Lexcel follows the firm’s success in the 2013 Chambers and Partners guide, where it increased its ranking across seven specialist sectors and a total of 19 solicitors were individually recognised for excellence in their field.
A new head of risk and compliance, Rob Adams, will be working with teams to retain the Lexcel accreditation, helping to ensure that a consistent and high standard of service continues to be delivered across the firm.
Romaine Thompson, senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are extremely pleased to have achieved our goal of Lexcel accreditation. It confirms that we are putting the needs of our clients at the centre of our processes and that the practice is running with efficiency. We will continue to look for ways of making further improvements."
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.
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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.
A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.
Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.
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