The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again for Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant, Family/Matrimonial and Social Housing, having also been recognised as a ‘national leader’ in Social Housing for the 6th year running.
Other ranked departments include Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant, Social Housing: Finance, Charities, Court of Protection, Local Government, Public Procurement, Construction and Employment.
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
A well-regarded team offering a wealth of expertise in a broad range of claims involving brain injury, negligent surgery and misdiagnosis. Demonstrates additional aptitude in handling human rights matters. Offers a comprehensive client service, including access to in-house qualified experts to advise on the medical intricacies of cases.
Equipped to advise sizeable local and national clients, including a number of housing trusts, on sophisticated matters. One client commends the team for its "supportive and comprehensive legal service delivered in a friendly and easy-to-understand way."
Sources say this is "probably the best firm in the Midlands for children law," adding that "its solicitors are extremely driven and focused" as well as "leaders in the field."
[Elizabeth] possesses a market-leading practice in financial remedy proceedings, including cross-border mandates. Sources enthuse: "She is one of the doyennes of family law in Birmingham."
She is incredibly knowledgeable, forthright and a pleasure to work with. "She's excellent - extremely dedicated and very client-focused."
[Jonathan] attracts an impressive roster of housing association clients. "He is an absolute star; creative, responsive and supportive and a real expert in the field."
[Lucy] is a dedicated social housing property lawyer who acts for registered providers on wide-ranging development and regeneration transactions, including site acquisitions and planning-related issues. "Lucy Worrall is knowledgeable, very responsive and reliable."
Maintains a strong reputation for his longstanding sector expertise, which enables him to advise registered providers and local authorities on a range of regulatory concerns. "He has a real strategic overview of the sector and is very solution-focused."
Described by interviewees as "an exceptional lawyer" who "has a laser-sharp legal mind and is tactically astute.” A source highlights that his "intelligence is matched by tremendous empathy towards his clients and the ability to simplify what might be quite complex issues."
Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
Birmingham-based team fielding notable experience in representing adult and child claimants. One client appreciates that the team "made the whole process, which was pretty scary at times, so much easier."
Social Housing: Finance
One source reports: "They provide regular briefings which are informative, clear and well presented." adding: "They are professional, offer good value and work well together as a team."
[Jas] is knowledgeable in child care law, including cases involving domestic abuse and adoption matters. Sources say he is "excellent in his field."
[Natalie] is experienced in a range of social housing finance matters. "She is very knowledgeable and experienced, has good commercial knowledge and strong negotiation skills." "She is a fantastic lawyer."
"Victoria Jardine is an excellent leader whose approach is both professional and pragmatic, with a clear focus on delivering her clients' objectives." "She is pragmatic and commercial."
Associates to watch
"He has sound knowledge of the area and is good on both defined contribution and defined benefit schemes."
She has experience in cases entailing claims of abuse and domestic violence. One interviewee describes her as "extremely well organised."
Advises on a variety of clinical negligence claims, including birth brain injury cases.
Praised by one source for being able to “explain and simplify the complexities of a case,” with another interviewee adding that she is “good at dealing with the complicated and very high-maintenance cases.”
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The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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