We create, support and grow enterprises for the common good.
Our team of social business solicitors have broad sector-specific legal expertise and provide tailored advice for a variety of social businesses, including:
- Community organisations
- Co-operatives and mutuals
- Social enterprises
- Businesses driven by their values
Social businesses have different legal requirements to other commercial businesses. Whilst equally focused on commercial necessity, their very reason for existence affects day-to-day operation, including how they deal with staff, customers and the wider community. This different outlook requires legal services that are responsive to a values-driven approach, provided by experts who understand the specifics.
As a mission-led business, committed to improving lives, communities and society, we understand the need to provide services that are specifically designed to achieve a social purpose and respond to the values-driven approach. It is this that drives our passion to provide the best possible services to your social business.
Social businesses and the law
Our legal system provides the framework within which businesses operate. It is our job, as solicitors, to provide legal support that enables you to achieve your goals.
We help to set up social businesses and support with their corporate design, as well as providing legal advice that enables existing social businesses to develop and evolve. If you need to acquire and sell property, or other assets, we work with you, providing legal advice and support, to make the change as smooth as possible. We also advise on commercial contracts and a wide range of business and trading issues including employment, funding and social investment, dispute resolution, and governance. When you’re a community group who wants to manage your own housing; a social enterprise who wants to deliver public services or a user, employee or multi-constituency co-operative who wants to operate in a range of sectors, our team can help you.
All of the work we do has a clear focus; to enable you to drive the change that you want to see in the communities in which you live and work. We want to help you to achieve your goals, and build a long-term sustainable future.
For the past few years, we have engaged Anthony Collins Solicitors for support across a multitude of projects as well as ad-hoc advice. The quality of the support and advice received to date across the board cannot be faulted. Anthony Collins Solicitors is proactive in its approach to meet our needs, and have proven to be meticulous and their flexible attitude also helps maintain a strong and close working relationship. Based on my experience, I have no hesitation in recommending their services.Finance Director, Greenwich Leisure Limited.
Select your type of social business
Co-operatives and mutuals
Helping co-operatives and mutuals with legal solutions.
Advising TMOs, Locality members, community-based organisations, CLTs and community-led housing.
Helping social entrepreneurs create innovative solutions to problems in communities and society.
Provision of legal advice to values-driven businesses.
We are hosting The Exchange at this year's Greenbelt, in partnership with Central England Co-operative, Traidcraft, Resonance and CMS.
Leads work with social businesses and charities.
We have been recognised for the work we do
Following a fortnight of announcements and proposed legislation regarding employment and furlough, here's our latest update.
As some of us bemoan the withdrawal of one daily episode of the Archers, it is a reminder that no industry will be untouched by the Coronavirus and its effects. The pensions industry is no exception.
In this our third Coronavirus briefing, we will address the latest employment developments and their implications for employers and employees.
Employers should not undervalue the risks that lone working can pose to the health and safety of its employees.
Issues such as self-isolation, Statutory Sick Pay and a downturn in business are key and the situation is not a static one.
Alice Kinder, employment and pensions solicitor, looks at the impact of two recent decisions of the pensions ombudsman concerning the ill health retirement of individuals in the LGPS.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we are reflecting on the work that we, and our clients, have done that supports women.
One of the key issues taking up media time currently is that of payment of employees in self-isolation or isolation as requested by medical staff or employers.
In our latest Company Secretary Update, we focus on the Queen’s Speech over Christmas and the recommendations and commitments in relation to housing.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has revealed details of its annual social impact, including advising on funding deals for building 19,603 new homes and setting up 90 new charities.
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