Andrea WaddenLegal Assistant
I am a future trainee within the Governance and Commercial team, with a focus on environmental law
I am currently a Legal Assistant within the Governance and Commercial team. I have been working closely with solicitors within the firm to expand our expertise and influence in environmental law. I will be starting as a trainee in 2020 and hope to continue my work in environmental law.
I have a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto, from which I went on to complete my LLB at the University of Birmingham. During my time in Birmingham, I was the lead on a joint research project with the University of Illinois, focusing on biodiversity initiatives within the EU ETS, as well as being the coordinator of the Environmental Law Matters (ELM) pro bono group.
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).
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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