(Image: Natalie Singh, Partner, collects award)

Over the past 25 years, Anthony Collins Solicitors has grown to be one of the leading national law firms supporting the social housing sector.  Some of the work that impressed the judges includes the delivery £1billion of funding work during the final quarter of 2016,  supporting the housing associations participating in the Government’s pilot of the Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) scheme and establishing  the largest joint housing association venture for the development of new housing (initial investment £160 million).

The judges commented on the firm’s purpose of improving lives communities and society, highlighting the ability for the firm to provide strong commercial advice to a range of housing clients, whilst focusing on the wider impact of the firm’s work.

Jonathan Cox, partner and housing sector lead at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said, “We’re really proud to win this award. It’s fantastic to see recognition of the hard work that the team does and the impact that this has for our clients and their clients in turn.

“Thank you to all our clients and everyone who has contributed to this team success.”

For further information about Anthony Collins Solicitors’ social housing work, please visit anthonycollins.com or call 0121 200 3242.

Winner - Best External Professional Advisor

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.

Promotions May 2019
Promotions May 2019

Following our new partner announcement, it is with great pleasure that we can announce additional promotions.

Refusing to follow instructions
Refusing to follow instructions

Even those of us with zero football knowledge will most likely know of the shenanigans at a Chelsea FC game this season.

Employment status... where are we?
Employment status... where are we?

The gig economy, the tensions between it, and our more established ways of working are rarely far from the news these days.

Compensatory rest – equivalent not identical
Compensatory rest – equivalent not identical

The case of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Crawford [2019] EWCA Civil 269 will not win awards for excitement but is useful guidance when dealing with workers’ rest periods under the WTR 1998.

Brexit...of course
Brexit...of course

Non-UK nationals will surely be worried about an uncertain future, with much still unclear. These feelings will inevitably accompany people to work, and so employers need to be prepared.