Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
With over 18 years' experience, Helen specialises in public law proceedings, representing both parents and children. She has worked on a variety of children's matters including care and placement applications, as well as adoption and rule 16.4 cases and is on the Law Society's Children Panel.
Helen joins a children's team that includes partners Elizabeth Wyatt, Jas Tamber, senior associates Sally Jones and Julie Bevan, associate Nev Zaki, and solicitors Andrew Crumpton and Samantha Woolley.
Jas Tamber, Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors and who leads on the firm's public law children's work, commented “We are delighted that Helen has chosen to join us. Her arrival adds a sixth specialist Law Society Children's Panel lawyer to the team, along with a host of great relationships. She is an excellent children's lawyer who will further our goal to support more and more vulnerable children and families in the West Midlands".
Helen added: “Since joining Anthony Collins Solicitors I've experienced a positive and supportive culture. I'm pleased to be part of a large team that focuses on the child welfare, as well as being able to work alongside specialists in other areas of law available to vulnerable clients.”
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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).
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