It has been another difficult few weeks for many of us, especially those who find themselves under tier 3 restrictions.
The Committee, which reviews and promotes improvements in law and practice for elderly clients or those with mental or physical disabilities, supports initiatives for solicitors who provide such services. It additionally prepares Practice Notes for solicitors on relevant issues, such as “Representation of individuals detained under the Mental Health Act” and provides evidence by way of written submissions and in person, such as to the House of Commons in relation to the Care Bill 2013, to the House of Lords Committee in relation to the review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and to the Office of the Public Guardian regarding digitalisation of the process for making a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Rankeshwar Batta, partner at the firm commented: "This is a major achievement for Sheree and for the firm as a whole. Her involvement as part of the Committee will help us to continue meeting the needs of our clients whilst utilising the teams' skills and expertise to influence top level policy and change, not just within our Private Client services but, increasingly in our Local Authority and Health and Social Care work."
We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again.
Since March 2020, commercial property owners and occupiers across many sectors, whether housing associations, charities, care providers or local authorities, have been impacted by the rules regulating how they deal with their tenants and their landlords. It seems each week there is a change in policy, regulation or legislation, governing how they must respond.
On 18 September 2020, the High Court gave its decision regarding the Judicial Review of Simply Learning Tutor Agency Ltd & Others v Secretary of State for Business.
A key element of the Bill is the establishment of a duty holder regime and requirement to maintain the ‘golden thread of information’ throughout the life cycle of high-risk residential buildings
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
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