Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
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."
Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 11/20. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this
Most housing practitioners have perhaps been waiting for this news since the latest lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021.
Climate change and biodiversity is an area where significantly faster changes are needed on a global and local basis.
Chris Lloyd Smith, Adrian Leonard and Lisa Whitehouse discuss the planning opportunities available to owners of businesses and how to prepare for unforeseen events.
In their 3rd podcast of the series, Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss a number of problems with and difficulties that can arise in mediation and the mechanisms they use to overcome them.
Our previous round-up began by sharing the news that two vaccines had shown very promising test results. Here we are, not even a month later, and the first vaccines have already been administered!
The Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated that there is great resilience and innovation in the housing sector across Greater Manchester, it has also brought shortfalls and other priorities sharply into foc
For part 5 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews associate Kadie Bennett on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
The first report of Donna Ockenden and her team into the review of maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been published today.
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