In this ebriefing, we identify what we see as the key messages arising from recent prosecutions in the care and housing sectors.
Olwen advises on governance and standards; the local government and health integration agenda; devolution, reorganisation and restructuring; and shared services and trading opportunities for councils. She has previously held roles including Chief Executive at West Midlands LGA and West Midlands Regional Assembly; Corporate Director at Staffordshire County Council; and Associate Director at the Audit Commission, and most recently, partner at Bevan Brittan. She is also a non-executive director of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mark Cook , partner at ACS commented: “Having Olwen join the team is good news for local government and fantastic for ACS. Her local government pedigree and wealth of experience will help to shape and lead our already successful team to achieve our goal to be a leading law firm for local government and an indispensable resource for council members and officers.”
Olwen added: “This is a great time to join a unique firm like ACS and I’m looking forward to working with Mark and the local government team. I am excited to help develop the excellent work that has already been done and continue to build the reputation of the firm. Our offer will be to help councils navigate safely through the many challenges they face, including meeting their duties to support the vulnerable, and become self-funding by 2020.”
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A recent High Court case on costs could prove essential reading for clients who have cases in the magistrates' courts.
The employment and pensions team offer practical advice on whistleblowing.
Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing.
Following the eviction ban being lifted on 31 May 2021 and further to our previous ebriefing, the new notice of seeking possession forms are now available on the Government website as Word versions.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Law Commission's Technical Issues in Charity Law report revealed that many charities struggle with a range of technical issue in the law.
The Law Commission recommended four key changes to the law in respect of mergers and the incorporation of charities which we have detailed in this ebriefing.
Over the last few weeks, we have published individual ebriefings on some of the key changes to be implemented following the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report.
In April 2021, the Foreign Office halted funding for Oxfam following new allegations of sexual misconduct made against staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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