The High Court has ruled that retrospective changes to the LGPS exit credits regime were lawful – and gave some helpful guidance around the new discretion to pay an exit credit.
Improved rankings were achieved for Local Government, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate (West Midlands) and Charities (London).
A total of 27 solicitors were listed as recommended lawyers in their fields. The ‘leading lawyers’ guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide again recognised Rankeshwar Batta and Tony Hall of the Private Legal Services team as ‘elite’ lawyers. Senior partner, Romaine Thompson was also acknowledged in the same elite category.
Many of those recognised were newly praised as ‘recommended’ lawyers, including Jane Trevithick (Commercial Property), Andrew Millross (Construction), Ranjit Bassey and Victoria Jardine (Social Housing), Donna Holmes and Kate Jackson (Court of Protection), Jon Lloyd (Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate), Elisabeth Howe and Sally Jones (Family), John Wearing and Monica Macheng (Corporate and Commercial), Mark Cook (Charities and not-for-profit / Local Government), Sarah Lines (Local Government) and Natalie Singh (Social Housing Finance).
Chris Plumley, partner and Local Government lead at Anthony Collins Solicitors said:
“It’s fantastic to see our commitment to addressing the legal needs of both organisations and individuals being recognised again this year. We are extremely proud to have 27 of our lawyers highlighted as leaders in their fields; all of our teams deliver to exceptionally high standards and care deeply about our clients. It is great to see their blend of hard work, dedication and skills rewarded.”
The Government has brought forward draft laws to allow independent schools to close the Teacher’s Pension Scheme to new joiners but to allow existing members to continue.
The Government has started consultation on the regulations providing the detailed framework for collective money purchase pension schemes.
In June we took on the challenge to become a Sepsis Savvy organisation - I'm really pleased to announce we've done it!
In 2020 the court rules were changed to require that all residential tenants must be given 14 days’ notice of an eviction. What happens though if the eviction is cancelled on the day?
We are delighted to announce that our private wealth law department has continued to maintain its Band 2 position in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth.
The new CHF is set to launch and open for applications with £4 million set to be allocated to community-led housing groups to support an increase the supply of affordable housing in England.
Charities, like other organisations, may be subject to or choose to voluntarily comply with the reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The draft regulations making it mandatory for anyone entering a registered care home in England to have been double vaccinated unless they are clinically exempt were made on 22 July 2021.
Doug Mullen and Michelle Knight discuss the recent judicial review of regulations changing the regime governing exit credits in the local government pension scheme.
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