Number of partners: 29
Number of qualified lawyers: 161
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose — to ‘improve lives, communities and society’. For over 40 years, it has successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
Founded in Birmingham in 1973 by Anthony Collins, whose Christian faith motivated him to set up a firm to serve individuals and the community, the firm started with a commitment to serve individuals and the community in a way not seen before. Since then, it has pursued its social purpose through the work it does and how it is done.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has a sector-drive focus, which is further reflected by its main Chambers and Partners practice areas:
3 partners; 21 fee earners
Partner (Band 1): Elizabeth Wyatt
Star Associate: Elisabeth Howe
One of the very few teams in the Midlands that offer representation, to a high quality, on the full range of family law issues
■ Court of Protection: Health & Welfare:
The firm acts for those who lack capacity or their family members, always considering what is realistic and achievable. The firm acts for applicants and respondents
■ Court of Protection: Property & Affairs:
Tailored professional deputyship services for each client, whether this involves a high-value catastrophic injury settlement, or the need to maximise state benefit income to ensure the person has the best possible quality of life, even in straightened circumstances.
Star Associate: Sheree Green
■ Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
■ Clinical Negligence (Claimant):
1 partner; 15 fee earners
Acting mainly for claimants, in a broad range of matters ranging from modest value to complex multi-million-pound birth injury and associated public law, abuse and human rights matters
4 partners; 9 fee earners
The focus has been on National Minimum Wage issues surrounding case law developments regarding sleep-ins, and HMRC’s introduction of the Social Care Compliance Scheme.
Amongst general employment law advice, they also work on tribunal claims, changes to terms and conditions, TUPE and Working Time Regulations.
Key Clients: The Brandon Trust, Greenpeace UK Limited, Midland Heart
10 partner; 27 fee earners
The firm acts for a variety of charities, from all sectors and provides advice and guidance in all areas, particularly governance and regulatory.
Key Clients: Physical Activity, Cycling UK, Carers Trust
6 partners; 11 fee earners
Clients range from large city councils to small district and some parish councils across the country. The team is also on frameworks including EM Lawshare.
9 partners; 13 fee earners.
Market leaders in procurement for housing and local government sectors who have brought a number of leading cases including Community Care North East v Durham CC and Turning Point v Norfolk CC.
Key Clients: PSP Warwick LLP, Watford Borough Council, Monmouthshire County Council
8 partners; 46 fee earners
Specialist NEC contract expertise; procuring high-value, long-term maintenance and related contracts; complex construction disputes; direct labour organisations for social housing organisations; new-build projects; cutting-edge procurement advice alongside construction advice; and advising on innovative green energy projects
■ Social Housing:
Mergers, demergers, group restructures, joint ventures, deregulation, governance and regulatory engagement, funding, housing management and litigation, procurement and construction, and property work
■ Social Housing: Finance:
Partners (Band 1): Helen Tucker, Jonathan Cox, Peter Hubbard
Key Clients: Clarion Housing Group Limited, Sense, Dimensions, B3 Living Limited
3 partners; 12 fee earners
■ Real Estate Litigation:
The team has recently undertaken highprofile work for a Council in respect of a rectification of a contract for a recycling facility, with the dispute valued at circa £4 million; are advising another Council in respect of the recovery of circa £500,000 of arrears from market traders; are advising a housing association in respect of a six-figure dispute with a former employee; and successfully defended a pre-action defamation claim on behalf of another Council
Key Clients: The Camphill Village Trust, Equity Housing Group Limited, Milton Keynes Council