About us

Anthony Collins is a thriving specialist law firm with over 300 staff and 40 partners, offices in Birmingham, Manchester and Macclesfield and a national reputation for advising individuals, charities and other not-for-profit organisations, local authorities, public-sector bodies and businesses throughout the UK.

For 50 years, we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise, with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by our core purpose – to improve lives, communities and society.

Our social purpose has been recognised with a prestigious B Corp accreditation, meaning our advice, culture and commitments, align with the work and aspirations of our clients.

We’ve attracted a highly skilled team of people from a range of backgrounds whose genuine passion for their field of work keeps us at the forefront of the sectors we serve. Our specialist sectors reflect our passion and expertise while focusing on client needs:


Charities are at the heart of the firm’s work and we are in the top five leading charity law firms in the country by the number of large charities advised, and our clients range from national high street charities to national faith bodies and local charities.


Schools and academies play a pivotal role in society and communities across the country. With the enormous task of educating children from a variety of backgrounds in a safe and caring environment, numerous challenges face those in charge. We have a fast-growing reputation for providing practical, insightful support to sponsors, schools, academies, trusts and dioceses across the country.

Health and social care

Our focus in this area is about working with organisations that serve vulnerable people due to age, mental or physical incapacity, mental health problems or the consequences of addiction. We use our specialist skills to help both organisations and individuals achieve their goals.


As one of the top UK firms in the field of social housing, our passion is contributing to national regeneration and creating successful neighbourhoods where people want to live. We act for registered providers across the country, with a particular focus on those who engage with their local communities and deliver a range of diverse services.

Local government

Local government has changed. Councils are commercially minded and innovative, using these attributes to deliver the maximum they can for the populations they serve. They require legal advisers who go beyond simplistic statements of what the law is, but who add real value through their understanding of the complexities of local government law and the landscape within which councils operate. We are one of the few firms who can genuinely provide a ‘full service’ to local authorities.

Private legal services

The leading Midlands firm for childcare and family law, our support for individuals focuses on two areas: supporting them and their families at pivotal times of their life, from birth through to death, helping them preserve and protect their assets, and helping people facing complex and critical events, such as personal injury, clinical negligence, childcare issues and loss of capacity.

Social business

We believe in the power of enterprise to create positive change, and we support people and organisations who are change-makers in their sectors, markets and communities. This work is the thread that unites our work with community organisations, businesses driven by their values, social enterprises, and the cooperative and mutual sector.

You can find out more about us and the clients we serve in our latest social impact report.

Latest news

New code puts complaint handling in the spotlight

he updated Housing Ombudsman’s (HO) Complaint Handling Code (the New Code) will become a statutory requirement on 1 April 2024 and will bring a significant step change for registered providers (RPs).

Monday 25 March 2024

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Anthony Collins appoints returning partner as new head of funding

Specialist law firm Anthony Collins (AC) has appointed a new head of funding, returning partner, Jon Coane. Jon brings with him over 25 years of experience as a social impact […]

Wednesday 13 March 2024

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Latest webinars and podcasts

PODCAST: 12.07% holiday accrual is back… But not for everyone!

In the podcast we will outline the new Working Time Regulations legislation in detail, noting when the provisions coming into force, whilst also providing practical examples and guidance for employers across all sectors.

Friday 1 December 2023

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Renters Reform Bill webinar – June 2023

The Renters Reform Bill proposes a seismic change to housing management practices, abolishing assured shorthold tenancies and 21 notices entirely and making changes relating to rent increases, pets, possession grounds and more.

Friday 18 August 2023

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