The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
The specialist team at Anthony Collins Solicitors, in partnership with leading education consultancy D&T Associates, has advised on the conversion of Beacon Hill Academy, Woodside Academy, Kenningtons Primary Academy and Shaw Primary Academy and Belmont Castle Academy in the last six months.
Local school children will benefit from the academies through greater control over the school budget, more flexible curriculums and freedom from Local Authority control. The conversions are the latest in a series of academy projects for Anthony Collins Solicitors and brings the total of schools that it acts for to just short of one hundred and fifty.
Simon Ramshaw, the partner who leads the Education Team at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “The conversion of these academies should have a really positive impact on the provision of education in Thurrock. Each of the schools concerned has a record of distinguished success in raising standards. They will now enjoy much greater freedom to continue their mission of delivering the very highest standard of education for their pupils.”
Drs Christine Tinkler and David Daniels, directors at D&T Associates, said: “We’re very pleased the academy conversions were completed smoothly with the assistance of Thurrock Local Authority and the head teachers are all very happy with the result. In a time when the education sector is experiencing a wide range of changes, these schools will be able to continue delivering an extremely high standard of teaching, sustaining their individual ethos supported by strong resources and a good pipeline of funding.”
On 23 July, trainees from Anthony Collins Solicitors will host an ‘experience day’, which will involve various activities and presentations, with lawyers and non-lawyers from across the firm.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
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