As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
Victoria joined Anthony Collins Solicitors from a national corporate firm in 2004. She specialises in housing corporate services, advising clients including GreenSquare Group, Knowsley Housing Trust, Walsall Housing Group, Poplar HARCA and Flagship Housing Group. Victoria also advises commercial organisations on their engagement with the third and public sectors, particularly in relation to joint ventures, collaborations and partnering arrangements.
Romaine Thompson, senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are proud to welcome Victoria as partner in the firm. Anthony Collins has a deep commitment to expanding our offering in the housing sector, and solicitors of Victoria’s calibre provide valuable expertise. Victoria is very talented and enjoys using her technical skills and experience to support organisations in making a difference to housing provision in the UK.”
Victoria Jardine said: “I am delighted to have been promoted to partner. Anthony Collins Solicitors is a fantastic firm, and I look forward to working with the team to continue delivering the highest quality legal advice, and helping to strengthen communities.”
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Following our recent e-briefing on Possession Notices, Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall from our housing litigation team discuss the impact of the changes on social landlords.
Not only has the possession stay been extended until 20 September, the notice periods to be given to tenants has been extended in certain circumstances with some important exceptions.
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
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