The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
Joining the 25-strong partnership this month is Jas Tamber, who leads on the firm’s children’s work. Jas has been instrumental in establishing the team’s reputation as among the best in the West Midlands. He is the convenor of the Birmingham Child Care Practitioners Group and a former Hershman/Levy Award winner.
Rated 'fantastic' by Legal 500 2013, Sally Jones moves up to senior associate having joined ACS in 2012. She manages the firm’s Legal Aid contract within the childcare team where she is a senior Children Panel lawyer representing vulnerable children. She also sits on the Birmingham Family Justice Board and Family Business committee.
Partner and head of ACS’s family law team Elizabeth Wyatt said: “Recognising outstanding legal talent is a major part of our commitment to providing the very best legal support to meet the high expectations of our family law clients nationwide.
“Jas and Sally are greatly valued members of our team and have made a huge impact. These promotions are well deserved.”
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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