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Devonshires attends Sutton Trust Pathways to Law National Conference!
On 10 August 2023, Devonshires attended Pathways to Law National Conference and Careers Fair hosted at Warwick University where we delivered two workshops and hosted a stand at the Careers Fair. Sharon Thandi and Hannah Nichols delivered two interactive spotlight sessions for students to gain insight into pursuing a career in law as well as
Unjust Enrichment: £18,000 awarded to housing charity following subletting on Airbnb
We are pleased to have acted for a London based housing charity for a claim for unjust enrichment relating to the profits made by their tenants following the subletting of their property on Airbnb. The tenants were ordered to pay our client £18,000 relating to the profit made, together with an order for our client’s legal costs.
Devonshires at Housing 2023
Devonshires will have a big presence at the Housing 2023 conference which takes place from 27-29 June.
Sustainability for Housing launches consultation into updated Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing
Sustainability for Housing (SfH) has launched the consultation into Version 2.0 of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS).
Devonshires grows Birmingham office with new Partner hire
We're delighted to welcome Baljit Basra who joins Devonshires as a Partner increasing our total number of Partners to 55.
Devonshires adds five to partnership
We’re delighted to have promoted five Solicitors to Partner in our annual round of promotions, taking our total number of Partners to 55! Two Solicitors, Rachel Orgill-Harris and Natalie Swales, have been promoted in our Banking, Corporate & Governance team. Carlos Fernandes, from our Securitisation team, Joanna Bouloux from Real Estates & Projects, and Pauline
HELP TO BUY UPDATE: DLUHC has further extended the First and Second Completion Date
The latest guidance issued by DLUHC to Help to Buy buyers.
Devonshires welcome twelve new Trainees
On Monday 20th March, twelve new Trainee Solicitors joined the firm bringing our current total Trainee Solicitor count to 33.
Spring Budget 2023
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his 2023 Spring Budget on 15 March 2023. The budget’s focus was on implementing ways to help people return to work and stay in employment.
The Social Housing (Regulation) Bill
Michael Gove announced on 26 February 2023 that social housing managers must gain professional qualifications.
Supreme Court Judgment – Important case if your development proposals include buying and developing recreational space
The Supreme Court have today (1 March 2023) ruled in favour of residents who claimed a statutory trust which gave them rights over a recreational ground.
Sutton Trust – Work Experience
As Corporate Partners of The Sutton Trust, a leading organisation in the social mobility space in the UK, we were fortunate enough to have hosted work placements for 6 young individuals earlier this month.