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.
Douglas Houghton's appointment follows a period of sustained growth for the team and will enable ACS to continue to deliver the very best care and support for its increasing number of deputyship clients.
ACS is recognised nationally for its approach and care in this important sector, recently being shortlisted in the Law Society Excellence Awards in private client practice, and being listed in the UK-wide rankings in both Chambers 2018 and the Legal 500. It remains one of the few firms nationally with the expertise to advise on both property and finance issues, and health and welfare matters. Our strategy is to ensure that the highest level of personalised service is delivered at all times to each client, as our reputation and our client base continue to expand.
Doug joins the team from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in Birmingham, where he specialised in, amongst other things, contentious Court of Protection matters, recognised as a “next generation lawyer” by the Legal 500, and is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors, otherwise known as ACTAPS.
Sheree Green, Court of Protection Lead at ACS, said, “We are delighted that Doug has joined us. We are looking forward to working with him as together we see our Court of Protection property and finance service go from strength-to-strength.”
Doug said, “The Court of Protection team at ACS has an incredible reputation. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside such a talented group in helping to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society. I look forward to helping the team grow and further establish itself as a market leader.”
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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