The European Court has upheld the long-standing principle that parties to a dispute should be able to choose their lawyers without having to go through a tender process (or use a framework).
The firm successfully maintained its number of individuals listed as ‘leading individuals’ and increased the number of ‘next generation lawyers’ across a range of sectors and specialisms, including Ann Houghton and Emma Riley.
- Jonathan Cox and Peter Hubbard (Social Housing)
- Shivaji Shiva (Charities and Not-for-Profit)
- Rankeshwar Batta (Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – Claimant)
Next Generation Lawyers
- Elisabeth Howe and Maria Ramon (Family Law)
- Sheree Green and Alex Elphinston (Court of Protection)
- Gemma Bell (Social Housing)
- Lisa Whitehouse (Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate)
- Ann Houghton (Clinical Negligence – Claimant)
- Emma Riley (Construction)
- Doug Mullen (Pensions).
Anthony Collins Solicitors was also ranked as ‘Tier One’ across four practice areas, including being the only top-tier firm ranked in the West Midlands for Social Housing. The firm also ranked as Tier One in the West Midlands for Charities and Not-for-Profit, Family Law, Personal Injury – Claimant, and Clinical Negligence – Claimant.
The Legal 500 guide quoted that the Private Client practice “…is one of the leading firms in family law in the West Midlands and has the experience and capacity to handle the most complex of cases.” It added that the firm’s Personal Injury team is “…experienced and highly regarded having an edge over many other specialist firms.”
Commenting on the results, Senior Partner, Peter Hubbard, said:
“This year’s Legal 500 results are a testament to all of our teams and the firm’s wider purpose to improve the lives, communities and society where we work. We continue to build on our regional and national strength in social housing but are very pleased with strong ratings across a number of areas in our Private Client team as well as Local Government practice, which is growing rapidly.”
On 8 July, news broke of the staggering fine of more than £183m the ICO intended to levy against British Airways as a result of a hack that took place in 2018, compromising 500,000 customers' data.
The Government has been refused permission to appeal a decision ruling that transitional arrangements in public sector pension schemes are discriminatory.
The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
Many local authorities have assessed that a trading subsidiary or trading structure could be beneficial as part of generating income or the service delivery matrix.
On 23 July, trainees from Anthony Collins Solicitors will host an ‘experience day’, which will involve various activities and presentations, with lawyers and non-lawyers from across the firm.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
The Government has resurrected its plans to cap the termination payments for exiting employees in the public sector.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
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