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A message to our clients regarding Coronavirus/Covid-19

Here at Devonshires, we continue to follow Government advice. We have partially re-opened our offices but continue to operate remotely during this time.

Our teams in London, Leeds, and Colchester are working hard to deliver our usual high levels of service.

Our staff remain well, we’ve had very few incidences of illness reported since the outbreak.

Like many businesses, we’ve had to look at our operations. Fortunately, we do so from a position of strength. But the reality is that with our offices being partially closed, some roles are not required and will not be until we return to normal. As a result, some of our people have been furloughed.

Many of our clients have turned to us for even greater support than usual and we’ve started to deliver pro bono workshops for some charities.

For our chosen charities, who need us more now than ever before, we are actively fundraising, with our latest event being a Virtual Flower show. Our charities are:

  • Skyway: helping young people in inner-London to achieve their personal goals, realise their potential, and contribute positively to their community.
  • The Spitz Charitable Trust: a collective of London-based jazz musicians who use music to connect with isolated people.
  • St George’s Crypt: a Leeds-based charity helping the homeless, vulnerable, and those suffering with addiction.
  • Friends of the Elderly: assisting those aged 65 and over who suffer from loneliness and/or are at risk of isolation.

Rest assured, we remain committed to the wellbeing of our staff, maintaining our community, and navigating our clients through these challenging times.

We very much remain open for business.

Philip Barden, Senior Partner, Devonshires

Forward thinking legal services

We provide forward thinking legal services to our clients, who range from some of the world’s largest multinational corporations to private individuals. We also act for a significant number of charities, Registered Providers and Regulators. Our 175 year history has shaped Devonshires Solicitors in to one of the UK’s leading full service law firms. We group our work into 16 Core Strengths from Housing Management to Private Client – just click on one of the icons below to find out more.

Our strengths

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Banking, Capital Markets & Property Charging

Our team sets the gold standard

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Construction & Engineering

Our team of specialists will help you build your business.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

A team of strategic thinkers that deliver great results.

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Information Law

Specialists advising on data protection and freedom of information issues.

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Debt Recovery & Insolvency

Recovering your monies pre and post insolvency

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Planning

No issue, problem or concern is going to take us by surprise.

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Our thinking

D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Objective Justification Defence in Discrimination arising from Disability Claims

In our new Employment & Pensions Blog, we discuss the case of Department for Work and Pensions v Boyers and what it means to employers.

D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Case update: Gwynedd Council v Barratt

This week we will touch upon the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision handed down in Gwynedd Council v Barratt in relation to redundancy processes and the lessons that can be learnt from this.

Flexible Furlough – FAQs

he Government has now published its guidance on flexible furlough and has updated the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme setting out what changes will take effect from 1 July 2020 and any further changes thereafter.

Serious about Corporate Social Responsibility

Here at Devonshires Solicitors we take Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously. Our partners, staff, clients and charities continue to demonstrate goodwill, generosity and dedication to the CSR schemes that we operate. We are proud of our achievements. Last year over 40% of our partners and staff volunteered to give up their time to support our chosen charities and the Devonshires Foundation donated in excess of £40,000.