Anthony Collins Solicitors Social Impact Report 2020


How we made a difference in the most different of years.

£9.5m

of assets supported as part of pre-nuptial agreements

51

couples helped through mediation

£50.6m

assets managed for 127 deputy clients

127

people helped to maximise and claim benefits they’re entitled to

384

children at risk supported to find better living arrangements

52

people given a voice in court of protection proceedings

35

applications with the court for additional appointment as deputy

7

people’s finances administered through an attorneyship

17

trusts run for the benefit of vulnerable individuals

63

new charities registered

50

schools supported through academy conversion

48

days social purpose volunteering completed

88%

of our work directly improved lives, communities and society

£1.9m

work undertaken for those financially unable to access legal representation

£28m

compensation recovered for PI/clinical negligence

110

possession or injunction cases against anti-social behaviour

37,263

homes put into securitisation worth £2.2bn

£1.4bn

raised to build 7,000 affordable homes

43

funding projects completed

£55m

of asset transfers for housing associations

1,200

new homes delivered by property development work

Senior partner, Peter Hubbard, explains what improving lives, communities and society has meant to the team and our clients at Anthony Collins Solicitors in 2020. And you can read more in the individual stories below.

Housing

Sharing our knowledge in a time of crisis
During lockdown, we supported housing association clients with emerging legal issues.
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Enhancing public services

Managing health by managing risk
We helped leisure provider Everyone Active manage the centres that keep people active, even during the pandemic.
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Supporting individuals in crisis

Looking beyond the obvious result
A holistic approach to resolving cases that looks beyond the outcome.
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Covid response

Challenging official guidance to improve welfare
We shaped advice so care providers were better able to look after staff and clients.
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Charities

Giving faith charities a hassle-free start in life
Our support for Stewardship’s charity services helps them focus on good work rather than paperwork.
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The environment

Greener contracts for a sustainable future
The Chancery Lane project is helping to address the lack of environmental safeguards in most contracts.
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Equality, diversity and inclusion

A safe space for the LGBT+ community
Helping The Proud Trust manage donations and objections for a new hub for young LGBT+ people.
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ACS family

Raising awareness and funds as part of our purpose
Glow Day shows the practical side of our social purpose, raising funds for children with serious brain injury.
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Homelessness

Tackling the root causes of homelessness
Our pro bono advice helped West Midlands Homelessness Taskforce reduce evictions.
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"From our heads to our hearts, we’re committed to making the biggest possible impact on people’s lives, the communities we serve and wider society."
Peter Hubbard, senior partner at ACS
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