Hilary Homfray joins Anthony Collins Solicitors after working for Birmingham City Council for 14 years. With more than 60,000 properties, she was kept busy!
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.
- Jonathan Cox and Peter Hubbard (Social Housing)
- Shivaji Shiva (Charities and Not-for-Profit)
- Rankeshwar Batta (Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – Claimant)
Next Generation Lawyers
- Elisabeth Howe and Maria Ramon (Family Law)
- Sheree Green and Alex Elphinston (Court of Protection)
- Gemma Bell (Social Housing)
- Lisa Whitehouse (Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate)
- Ann Houghton (Clinical Negligence – Claimant)
- Emma Riley (Construction)
- Doug Mullen (Pensions).
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.”
The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
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.
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