“Whatever we do, we want to add value”

At Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS), we are proud to offer a full range of legal support to local authorities. Feedback from council clients is that we understand their issues, provide practical solutions and are outstanding in providing timely and quality advice geared to their requirements.

Over the last year, we have acted in some of the most high-profile and significant local government matters – ranging from standards (where we acted for the successful councillor in Harvey v Ledbury); contract disputes (we acted for Milton Keynes against Viridor); property litigation, judicial reviews, planning litigation and other high-profile matters for local authorities.

We advise on everything from complex governance issues, to company and other alternative delivery mechanisms, and the funding, State aid and procurement issues involved when councils need to continue to deliver sense in the current challenging financial and political environment more creatively.

We support local authorities across a wide range of issues, including litigation, construction, employment and property, as well as transport, waste, housing, funding, planning and licensing. We deal with major projects, regeneration, energy, outsourcing and information law and have a strong track record of working with clients to deliver corporate structures and joint ventures, whether with another public sector body, or with the private or third sector.

Our governance offer is outstanding - whether standards queries, issues around reorganisation, constitutional reviews or complex member or officer issues. We carry out investigations and provide training for members and officers on issues such as standards, planning and licensing, companies and commercialisation, governance, purdah and challenge.

Our local authority client base benefits from the expertise shared from our market-leading practices across areas such as housing, employment, litigation, charities, construction and property. This wider sector understanding enables us to offer comprehensive support to council officers. We are on many national and regional frameworks.

This brochure highlights some of our expertise, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with any member of the team to find out more about how we can provide practical and considered advice on your issues.

If you want to know more about how we work or what we could do for you, please give me a call. I will be delighted to hear from you.

Olwen Dutton, Partner