The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently made some noteworthy changes to its guidance around data subject access requests (DSARs).
Our experienced mediation team can support social enterprises through every step of the mediation process, saving time and money.
Dispute resolution through mediation is a cost-effective and efficient means of reaching workable outcomes and one that is encouraged by judges and the courts in the early stages of dispute resolution. Around 75%-80% of cases using mediation to resolve disputes reach a binding settlement, reducing the cost and time of court proceedings.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors we will support you with devising solutions in seemingly impossible situations. We use the strength and depth of our sector knowledge to guide social enterprises, co-operatives, mutuals, community-led enterprises, public-sector spin-outs, tenant management organisations and values-driven businesses through the mediation process.
We recommend exploring mediation as a means of dispute resolution because as well as saving money, it avoids the disruption of contested court proceedings, as well as potential damage to your organisation’s reputation and distracting your organisation from its key purposes.
Our mediation service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our mediation team has extensive experience of dispute resolution through mediation and has many years experience working with clients in the social-business sector. Our committed mediation team has supported 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 which are 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.
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
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.
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.
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