Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
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."
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
Social landlords are seeing a rising number of Equality Act defences to possession proceedings. A recent Court of Appeal decision helps shift the likelihood of such defences succeeding.
On 31 July, the consultation period ended on MHCLG’s proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system set out in the 'Building a Safer Future' document. We have submitted our response.
For decades now, fewer and fewer services provided by local authorities have been delivered directly by them. However, over the last couple of years, there are signs that this tide is changing.
The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
In 2017, the NCVO commissioned a review of the tax reliefs available to charities. The brainchild of this review was published on 17 July 2019 in the form of the Charity Tax Commission report.
In 2014, the Charity Commission released its first guidance for charities on reporting serious incidents. The Commission has recently updated this guidance.
In the third part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by instructing changes under construction contracts.
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