The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
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 announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
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The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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