The High Court has ruled that retrospective changes to the LGPS exit credits regime were lawful – and gave some helpful guidance around the new discretion to pay an exit credit.
Our Housing team are delighted, following a formal tender procurement process managed by specialist legal consultancy Kennedy Cater, to have been appointed to three lots under the new legal services framework for The Riverside Group:
- Property and Development;
- Non-property including Governance, Commercial and Employment;
- Corporate Finance and Banking.
Established nearly 90 years ago, The Riverside Group has grown to become a major provider of affordable housing, care and support services in England and Scotland with over 52,000 homes in management. It operates across over 160 local authorities, and its vision is to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods, which we fully support.
Commenting on the appointment, Gemma Bell (Client Care Partner) said: “We’re pleased to have been re-appointed to the legal framework for Riverside. The group has ambitions to become a major national housebuilder building up to 20,000 new homes over 10 years while supporting customers and investing in neighbourhoods. We feel this is congruous with our purpose to ‘improve lives, communities and society’ and we look forward to continuing to provide Riverside with pragmatic and innovative legal support in furthering its strategic plans.”
The term of The Riverside Group’s legal framework agreement is for three years with an option to extend for up to 12 months.
The Government has brought forward draft laws to allow independent schools to close the Teacher’s Pension Scheme to new joiners but to allow existing members to continue.
The Government has started consultation on the regulations providing the detailed framework for collective money purchase pension schemes.
In June we took on the challenge to become a Sepsis Savvy organisation - I'm really pleased to announce we've done it!
In 2020 the court rules were changed to require that all residential tenants must be given 14 days’ notice of an eviction. What happens though if the eviction is cancelled on the day?
We are delighted to announce that our private wealth law department has continued to maintain its Band 2 position in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth.
The new CHF is set to launch and open for applications with £4 million set to be allocated to community-led housing groups to support an increase the supply of affordable housing in England.
Charities, like other organisations, may be subject to or choose to voluntarily comply with the reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The draft regulations making it mandatory for anyone entering a registered care home in England to have been double vaccinated unless they are clinically exempt were made on 22 July 2021.
Doug Mullen and Michelle Knight discuss the recent judicial review of regulations changing the regime governing exit credits in the local government pension scheme.
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