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.
The firm, which is built on a commitment to the promotion of social justice and making a positive difference to society, has also revealed an increase in profit from £2.3m in 2011 to £3.7m in 2012.
Romaine Thompson, senior partner, comments: “This increase is as a result of a significant amount of hard work by our staff and partners. The market for legal services remains challenging but we believe that our relentless focus on our key areas of strength, which in turn reflect our passions, separates us out from the crowd and will bring continued success in the future. We are now recognised as a leading voice in areas such as social housing, health and social care and the wider public and charity sectors.”
“Over the next financial year we’ll be investing in people and IT to ensure that we can continue to deliver for our clients and the communities in which they operate.”
Anthony Collins Solicitors is hoping to create 18 new roles over the next 12 months.
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.
The Court of Appeal judgement in Booth and another v R  EWCA Crim 575 will be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams.
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