In the first of a series, this article examines the impact of the Derby case on how local authorities should apply and charities can claim business rate relief.
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.”
“Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2018/19” published by the CQC, has found that although improvements have been made, healthcare services need to do more to comply with their human rights duties.
The IPPR North report says that this Parliament must be the “Devolution Parliament” to truly “level up” the country.
On 20 January 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings.
The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) has introduced an Adjudication Scheme for IT Projects and Services.
The board of a housing services company was reportedly dismissed in December 2019 following the discovery of a variety of safety and hygiene issues in the properties they manage.
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) place certain responsibilities on anyone supplying and charging for heating, cooling or hot water (the heat supplier).
In our latest Company Secretary Update, we focus on the Queen’s Speech over Christmas and the recommendations and commitments in relation to housing.
So after two days of legal argument, the Supreme Court have now retired to reach their decision in the joined cases of Tomlinson-Blake v the Royal Mencap Society and Shannon v Rampersad.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has revealed details of its annual social impact, including advising on funding deals for building 19,603 new homes and setting up 90 new charities.
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