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Matt Marsh

Solicitor

Solicitor in the projects team

My role

I am a solicitor in the local government team. I advise and support local authorities and local authority owned companies.

My experience

I joined Anthony Collins Solicitors in May 2019, having previously worked in private practice and more recently as an in-house solicitor of a local authority shared legal team.

I advise local authorities on matters of local government law, local authority and corporate governance, regulatory law, compliance, enforcement and investigations, and the development and implementation of regulatory policies and procedures. With colleagues from the wider Governance and Commercial department I also advise on creating local authority owned companies and their governance arrangements. I have a certificate in company direction from the Institute of Directors, a level 3 Award in leadership and management from the Institute of Leadership and Management, and act as the company secretary to a London based charity.

My specialisms

  • Local government
  • Governance
  • Regulation
  • Investigations
  • Compliance and enforcement

My latest articles

The MHCLG review into the risks of fraud and corruption in local government procurement
The MHCLG review into the risks of fraud and corruption in local government procurement

The MHCLG has published its review into the risks of fraud and corruption in local government procurement.

Licensing Act 2003 hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic
Licensing Act 2003 hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force on 4 April.

The end of R v Ghosh and the new test for criminal dishonesty
The end of R v Ghosh and the new test for criminal dishonesty

The Court of Appeal judgement in Booth and another v R [2020] EWCA Crim 575 will be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams.

Council company governance
Council company governance

The board of a housing services company was reportedly dismissed in December 2019 following the discovery of a variety of safety and hygiene issues in the properties they manage.

Taxi licensing schemes are not intended to be self-financing or cross-subsidising
Taxi licensing schemes are not intended to be self-financing or cross-subsidising

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision is likely to be unwelcome news for any cash-strapped councils seeking to fund the costs of taxi enforcement through licence fees.