As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
Glow Day is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of children wearing reflective clothing when they are outside, particularly in the autumn and winter months. Statistics show that wearing reflective clothing does save lives and prevent serious accidents, such as a brain injury.
This year the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team made winter warming soups and baked cakes, as well as selling the obligatory samosas to the whole firm while wearing bright clothing, including a neon pumpkin and several other fantastic costumes!
To add a little spice, partner, Donna Holmes, who assists many clients with brain injuries in her role as a Court of Protection deputy and advisor many related matters, brilliantly volunteered to dress in a green neon tutu if the firm pledged over £200, you will see from the photos that the target was reached and the results were quite spectacular.
Overall the team managed to raise £860 on the day, which will go to the Child Brain Injury Trust, helping them to continue to the excellent and vital work they do!
Rankeshwar Batta, Head of the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department, said,
“As a firm, Anthony Collins Solicitors is committed to improving lives and the community as a whole. This is achieved through the work that we do but also by getting involved with like-minded charities and other organisations with the aim of trying to help to make a difference. In our team, we support some of the most vulnerable people in society often after they have been involved in a serious accident. That is why we always try to support the Glow Day campaign to the best of our ability; why not raise some money at the same time. I am really proud of our team, who all got involved as chefs, bakers and salespeople and got really stuck in to the task at hand. I am also grateful to the rest of the firm for getting involved and helping us to raise a fantastic amount for a really brilliant charity!”
For more information
For more details about the two charities, please visit the Child Brain Injury Trust website and if you require more advice on the services we offer in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department, please contact either Rankeshwar Batta or David Evison.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Following our recent e-briefing on Possession Notices, Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall from our housing litigation team discuss the impact of the changes on social landlords.
Not only has the possession stay been extended until 20 September, the notice periods to be given to tenants has been extended in certain circumstances with some important exceptions.
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
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