n this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
In the latest Chambers and Partners rankings, Anthony Collins Solicitors has maintained its position as a Band 1 law firm for Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant, Family/Matrimonial and Social Housing.
Lucy Worrall, who joined the firm in July, is ranked as a Band 1 Lawyer alongside Elizabeth Wyatt, Helen Tucker, Jonathan Cox, Peter Hubbard and Rankeshwar Batta. Jas Tamber and Natalie Singh join Victoria Jardine and Donna Holmes as Band 2 Lawyers.
- Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
- Social Housing (West Midlands)
- Lucy Worrall
- Elizabeth Wyatt
- Helen Tucker
- Jonathan Cox
- Peter Hubbard
- Rankeshwar Batta
- Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
- Social Housing (outside London)
- Social Housing Finance
- Private Wealth
- Jas Tamber
- Natalie Singh
- Victoria Jardine
- Donna Holmes
Associates to watch
Up and coming
Some quotes from Chambers and Partners include:
- 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.
- Clients report that practitioners at the firm are "pragmatic and proactive," also noting that "they handle matters with great care and compassion."
The law surrounding organ donation has changed. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill came into effect on 20 May 2020 and has implemented an opt-out system for organ donation.
Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
The Cabinet Office has published guidance asking for people to act responsibly, fairly and “in the national interest”.
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
For anyone who is currently restrained from holding their General Meeting or have held such in breach of their governing documents, help is on the way!
Social landlords may be surprised to learn that “landlords should be able to carry out routine as well as essential repairs for most households”.
Many housing providers are now re-thinking about gathering information to complete their data return to the Regulator of Social Housing, with the initial exercise having been delayed by Covid-19.
With many premises being left unoccupied (or minimally occupied) during the lockdown, both Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have warned of the increased risks of Legionella.
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