Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
Anthony Collins Solicitors was named Regional Law Firm of the Year at Thursday's (14 March) Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. This marks back-to-back wins for the firm after taking home the award in 2018.
The practice was also shortlisted for a number of other categories, with its housing sector and procurement, projects and construction teams honoured in the awards’ Excellence in Client Service category. Two of Anthony Collins Solicitors’ paralegals and one of its trainee solicitors were in the running for other awards on the night.
Now in its 18th year, the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards showcases the best legal talent from across the entire region.
Winning the Regional Law Firm of the Year tops off a successful period for Anthony Collins Solicitors after opening a new office in Manchester earlier this year, announcing record-breaking financial results for 2017/18 and recently publishing its first ever Social Impact Report.
Speaking on the win, Peter Hubbard, Senior Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said:
“The Birmingham Law Society is the largest and most active regional law society in the UK, making its awards one of the most competitive. Winning Regional Law Firm of the Year for the second time is an incredible feat for our team who give their all for our clients every day.
“Many people asked me last night, ‘how did you manage to win again?’ Well, success at Anthony Collins Solicitors boils down to harnessing people’s enthusiasm for our social purpose to enable us also to deliver strong commercial results.
“We are dedicated to improving lives, communities and society, and I think this passion clearly shone through to the judges, combined with extremely talented staff who spur each other on to make a difference, we know anything is possible.”
Find the full winners list from the 2019 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards here.
Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 11/20. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this
Most housing practitioners have perhaps been waiting for this news since the latest lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021.
Climate change and biodiversity is an area where significantly faster changes are needed on a global and local basis.
Chris Lloyd Smith, Adrian Leonard and Lisa Whitehouse discuss the planning opportunities available to owners of businesses and how to prepare for unforeseen events.
In their 3rd podcast of the series, Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss a number of problems with and difficulties that can arise in mediation and the mechanisms they use to overcome them.
Our previous round-up began by sharing the news that two vaccines had shown very promising test results. Here we are, not even a month later, and the first vaccines have already been administered!
The Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated that there is great resilience and innovation in the housing sector across Greater Manchester, it has also brought shortfalls and other priorities sharply into foc
For part 5 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews associate Kadie Bennett on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
The first report of Donna Ockenden and her team into the review of maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been published today.
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.