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.
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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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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