The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
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.
Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
From 6 April 2021, it will be the responsibility of medium and large private sector organisations to assess whether contractors working through an intermediary come within the ambit of IR35.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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