In the fourth part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks arising out of varying the terms of construction contracts.
Tracy Giles joined us in August. Most recently, Tracy was part of the team working on social enterprise “spin outs” in the health sector at Capsticks, before developing her own consultancy. She has also worked in house in at a number of local authorities, and brings a range and depth of public sector experience to our local government and social enterprise teams. Tracy will be helping to develop our social enterprise practice, and supporting our own spin out work – she is already a key part of the team working with the adult social care service in a major local authority as they look to form a staff led mutual.
Cliff Mills joined Anthony Collins Solicitors as a consultant from 8th September. Cliff is nationally regarded for his work with the co-operative movement, formerly as a partner with Cobbetts and as part of think tank Mutuo. He has worked with Co-operatives UK and many of the leading consumer societies, and was part (with David Alcock) of the team responsible for the newly updated Handbook of Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Law. Cliff has already worked with us alongside a major Probation Trust, who were developing a multi stakeholder mutual to bid into the Transforming Rehabilitation contracts issued by the Ministry of Justice.
Both of these appointments have real significance to us as we look to take forward our work supporting co-operatives and mutuals, and the increasing importance of social enterprises in public service delivery. Cliff and Tracy are both respected practitioners who contribute to the real strength in depth of our team, as we come alongside mutuals and social enterprises and support the development of the sector.
A local authority recently received a "roasting" by the Pensions Ombudsman for their delay in processing an employee’s ill-health retirement pension, following her diagnosis with advanced cancer.
The Times is looking for three or four charities to feature in their editions running in December 2019 and early January 2020.
Cliff Mills defines and talks about the importance of social value in his blog, and its potential within Greater Manchester.
Following a power outage at Anthony Collins Solicitors’ (ACS) Birmingham office, our employees and partners currently have limited functionality, including no access to emails.
Joint ventures present an opportunity for housing associations to build organisational capacity, the revenues from which could help deliver on wider social housing commitments.
Residents are now unable to make applications to prohibit landlords from seeking to recover the cost of legal proceedings through the service charge on behalf of other residents, without consent.
Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
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