On 20 January 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings.
Our experienced mediation team can support co-operatives and mutuals through every step of the mediation process, saving time and money.
While it may not be compulsory, the court rules and judges strongly encourage mediation as an alternative means of settling disputes in the early stages. Mediation can be an effective method of resolving disputes with 75%-80% of cases reaching a binding settlement. We work in partnership with our clients using our sector knowledge to devise solutions in seemingly impossible situations.
We understand how damaging internal and external disputes can be distracting you from your key purposes. Our knowledge and experience of working with social enterprises, co-operatives and mutuals, community-led enterprises, public-sector spin-outs, tenant management organisations and values-driven businesses enables us to help you to reach workable outcomes to disputes as quickly as possible.
Our committed mediation team provides insightful representation and guidance through every step of the mediation process. Mediation is a cost effective and efficient means to resolve disputes and is often less disruptive than costly and lengthy court proceedings and can reduce the risk to your organisation's reputation.
Our mediation service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our team has extensive experience of dispute resolution through mediation and has many years of experience supporting clients through mediation on the following:
- Resolving public-procurement disputes.
- Addressing workplace issues to address dysfunctional teams, relationship or performance capability issues and any situation within an organisation that is impacting on effectiveness.
- Resolving disputes between an organisation and its tenants and/or customers.
- Resolving serious disputes that disrupt an organisation and that may have reputational consequence or risks.
- Resolving difficulties with suppliers and contractors, and other parties.
- Settling property disputes, such as between commercial landlord and tenant, or between adjoining owners.
Our multi-disciplinary, dispute-resolution team includes accredited mediators, such as Andrew Lancaster, a CEDR accredited mediator. We work with clients to provide training in skills that enable organisations to effectively manage disputes should they arise.
Anthony Collins Solicitors provided a comprehensive, professional service from explaining the mediation process and timescales, to providing support in preparing prior to the day and assisting in deliberations during the session. The board was confident with the advice and guidance that was given, which avoided or explained any legal jargon thoroughly. Whilst it was a daunting process to go through, we were supported every step of the way.Client quote
We couldn’t have done it without you and we certainly could not have recovered our reputation to the significant extent we have without you…your clear advice and helpful encouragement has helped us through a difficult period.Client quote
…performed extremely well in the commercial mediation and represented us very professionally…clearly well prepared leaving the claimant with no doubt this case was being represented by a very professional legally astute individual.Client quote
Andrew is a Partner in our construction and public procurement team operating within the local government, care and social housing sectors. He is a specialist in helping clients to manage construction
The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) has introduced an Adjudication Scheme for IT Projects and Services.
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) place certain responsibilities on anyone supplying and charging for heating, cooling or hot water (the heat supplier).
In our latest Company Secretary Update, we focus on the Queen’s Speech over Christmas and the recommendations and commitments in relation to housing.
So after two days of legal argument, the Supreme Court have now retired to reach their decision in the joined cases of Tomlinson-Blake v the Royal Mencap Society and Shannon v Rampersad.
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.
The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has announced its new calculation for the minimum price of homecare of £20.69 per hour (to be effective 1 April 2020).
A recent High Court case suggests that the Charity Commission is now more inclined to utilise its regulatory powers than ever before.
We are delighted to confirm that partner, Donna Holmes, has been appointed to the Panel of Guardians for Missing Persons Affairs from 1 February 2020.
Meningitis now are calling for corporate supporters as part of their New Year New You 2020 campaign - why not sign up and get a team together to take part in one of their events this year.
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