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.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
- are purpose driven;
- show respect;
- build relationships;
- demonstrate integrity; and
- deliver excellence.
Founded in Birmingham in 1973 by Anthony Collins, whose Christian faith motivated him to set up a firm to serve individuals and the community, our business started with a commitment to serve individuals and the community in a way not seen before. Since then, we have pursued our social purpose through the work we do and how we do it. We are proud of our purpose and of our values. This is reflected in the clients we work with and the sectors we serve. We are now nationally recognised across our specialist sectors. They include:
An emerging leader, advising social care providers nationally, both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
A growing schools, academies, and Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) practice, with strong links to a number of Dioceses.
National, leading and multi-disciplinary housing association practice, advising on developments in national housing policy and regulation.
A top-five nationally-leading charities practice, with a specialism in advising faith-based charities.
Reputation as national advisers to local authorities and the wider public sector, especially in the commissioning of publicly-funded services.
A leading advisor for community regeneration and co-operatives, as well as for social enterprises and values-driven businesses.
Nationally, award-winning practice, advising individuals with critical events and those undertaking life-stage planning.
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.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.