The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
The Birmingham-based firm achieved improved rankings across seven of the specialist sectors it works in including Private Client (Band 2) Real Estate Litigation (Band 3) and Intellectual Property (Band 3). It has also gained excellent standing for Court of Protection (Band 2), Education (Band 2) and Local Government (Band 4), which have not been previously recognised.
A total of 19 solicitors at the Birmingham-based firm have been individually recognised for excellence in their fields of expertise. Kate Jackson who specialises in Court of Protection work has been recognised as a ‘Star Associate’, and commended in the review for being ‘passionate, committed, intelligent and focused.’ She has worked across a number of high-profile cases and has achieved great success over her five years with Anthony Collins Solicitors.
Donna Holmes on the Private Legal Services team, Shivaji Shiva who acts for charities, Emma Young who specialises in Intellectual Property and Doug Mullen from the Employment team were all marked as ‘Associates to Watch’ in recognition of their already excellent standard of work and sector-leading potential.
Commenting on the results, Romaine Thompson, senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors said: “We are constantly striving to better the standard of work that we offer and the raft of increased rankings achieved is testament to the progress we have made over the past 12 months. We are proud to work with such highly regarded employees and will continue to recruit the most talented individuals across the specialist sectors in which we operate.”
Romaine also received special recognition from Chambers and Partners, being awarded the title of 'Senior Statesman' for exemplary work in her discipline of charity law. She has over 25 years of legal experience and has been with the firm for 23 years.
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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