Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
James specialises in tax and estate planning, helping clients to effectively manage their estates and protect their assets. James will further enhance Anthony Collins Solicitors’ private client offering by delivering a bespoke service, helping clients to mitigate their exposure to inheritance tax, capital gains tax and to preserve their wealth for future generations.
Peter Hubbard, senior partner, commented: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome James on board. He joins a longstanding and market leading private client team here at Anthony Collins Solicitors. He will add real value to the team, particularly to our tax planning work, advising a variety of clients who choose us to help them manage their affairs effectively and, ultimately, achieve their goals and ambitions.”
James said; “Anthony Collins Solicitors has a strong private client offering across the West Midlands. I’m both proud and excited to join a firm with such a strong profile in private client work and a commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of the people with whom we work.”
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.
The Court of Appeal judgement in Booth and another v R  EWCA Crim 575 will be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams.
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force on 4 April.
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