The firm successfully maintained its number of individuals listed as ‘leading individuals’ and increased the number of ‘next generation lawyers’ across a range of sectors and specialisms, including Ann Houghton and Emma Riley.

Leading Individuals

Next Generation Lawyers

Anthony Collins Solicitors was also ranked as ‘Tier One’ across four practice areas, including being the only top-tier firm ranked in the West Midlands for Social Housing.  The firm also ranked as Tier One in the West Midlands for Charities and Not-for-Profit, Family Law, Personal Injury – Claimant, and Clinical Negligence – Claimant.

The Legal 500 guide quoted that the Private Client practice “…is one of the leading firms in family law in the West Midlands and has the experience and capacity to handle the most complex of cases.”  It added that the firm’s Personal Injury team is “…experienced and highly regarded having an edge over many other specialist firms.”

Commenting on the results, Senior Partner, Peter Hubbard, said:

“This year’s Legal 500 results are a testament to all of our teams and the firm’s wider purpose to improve the lives, communities and society where we work.  We continue to build on our regional and national strength in social housing but are very pleased with strong ratings across a number of areas in our Private Client team as well as Local Government practice, which is growing rapidly.”

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Standard of proof in suicide cases
Standard of proof in suicide cases

A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.