Next in our series of ebriefings on the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement; looking at the Chapter 4 proposal to change the basis of contract awards.
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 Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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