Peter Hubbard, who on 1 May took over as the new senior partner of Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS), has described his vision for the future.
He becomes only the fifth senior partner since the firm’s launch in 1973, and takes up the role from Romaine Thompson after her nine-year tenure.
ACS already has a national name for its specialist expertise in charities, social housing and local government sectors, as well as private client work.
In his new role, Hubbard’s aim is for ACS to be known as a values-based firm with nationally recognised expertise and influence across the third and public sectors.
He said: ‘We have a key role to play in advising the public and third sectors on the cuts that will have to be implemented if the government is to achieve its deficit reduction targets, whoever is in power.
‘Importantly, we are committed to implementing new models of delivery for public services that are likely to be placed in the hands of the voluntary, mutual, charity and private sectors as well as the newly commercialised public sector.’
Hubbard is also looking to expand the firm’s wealth management work for private clients: ‘We have committed and passionate lawyers who bring incredible wisdom to our client sectors. I am looking forward to matching this national reputation in the local government, health and social care and schools sectors.’
Previously, Hubbard was a partner with ACS for 14 years, leading complex transactions in the housing corporate and governance team. Advising on nationally recognised housing projects, he has been ranked ‘Leading Individual’ in Chambers UK for eight consecutive years and is also a past Commercial Solicitor of the Year at the Birmingham Legal Awards.