Amelia BauerTrainee solicitor
Amelia is a trainee solicitor in the construction team with a focus on non-contentious matters.
I am currently a first-year trainee solicitor sitting in the construction department. I work closely with both our non-contentious and contentious solicitors on a variety of matters for our clients ranging from drafting JCT and NEC contracts to large-value litigation relating to poor workmanship and non-compliance with building and fire safety regulations.
My previous seat was in commercial property, where I drafted numerous commercial property contracts and managed Right to Buy matters for our housing and social business clients.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in BA English Studies at the University of Nottingham before completing the GDL at Birmingham City University and the LPC at the University of Law. Prior to joining Anthony Collins Solicitors in August 2019, I had experience working in education and pro bono volunteering for litigants-in-person.
In addition to my role as a trainee solicitor, I am the Education Officer for the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors’ Society (an off-shoot of the Birmingham Law Society). My role involves delivering webinars and networking sessions at local universities to integrate current and future trainees and law students in the Birmingham legal community. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, I chaired a webinar for trainee solicitors on the topic of training and qualifying in the Covid-era. I also founded the BTSS Podcast, which will cover various topics of relevance to trainee solicitors.
Today, on 1 December 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgement in Pimlett v Curo Places Limited where prior judgements in the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal were overturned.
For part 3 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews senior associate Madhur Sharma on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
On 26 November 2020 further changes to the 'Building Regulations: Fire safety - Approved Document B' will take effect.
Last week, the NHF published its final version of its new Code of Governance and made some important changes from the previous draft that will impact on those housing associations looking to adopt it.
As the end of 2020 beckons, we take a look at what progress the Sterling market has made in its preparations for the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) on 31 December 2021.
Finally, there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic could be reaching its end.
For part 2 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews senior associate Lisa Whitehouse on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
Delayed since Spring 2020 as the Government tackled the Covid-19 crisis, Tuesday 17 November saw the publication of the Social Housing White Paper, setting out the future regulation of the sector
In this ebriefing, we examine how the duty holder regime will apply to social housing providers with existing HRRBs in their housing stock.
Following Katherine's "heads up" last week, the Government has now confirmed that for claim periods post 1 December, employers will not be able to claim for employees who are serving their notice
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