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Enforcement of Suspended Possession Orders – Update
Following a Court of Appeal decision in October 2016 (Cardiff County Council v Lee), a landlord seeking to enforce a suspended possession order, as a result of breaches of that order by the tenant, must apply to court for permission before the warrant of possession can be issued.
Employees sue Morrisons for Data Breach
In July 2015, former Morrisons’ employee Andrew Skelton was jailed for fraud after leaking the payroll information of nearly 100,000 employees of the supermarket to local newspapers and data sharing websites.
Donald Trump: Certification of Iran’s Compliance of the JCPOA
We have heard this morning that President Donald Trump is not expected to certify Iran’s compliance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 countries.
Sexual assault by the people who are meant to protect patients
A paediatric haematologist is serving a lengthy jail sentence for sexually abusing children in his care as young as eight.
Converting a charitable company or a CIC to a CIO: Is the 2018 regime worth it?
When enacted, secondary legislation published on 13 September 2017 will permit charitable companies and Community Interest Companies (CICs) to convert into Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) more easily.
Devonshires advise Notting Hill Housing Trust on its latest bond issue
Devonshires are delighted to have advised Notting Hill Housing Trust (Notting Hill) on its £400 million bond issue.
Devonshires bolsters employment team with partner promotion
Devonshires has promoted Kirsty Thompson to a partner in the firm’s employment and pensions team.
Devonshires ranks highly in The Lex 100’s annual trainee solicitor survey
Devonshires has won two awards in The Lex 100’s annual trainee solicitor survey for the following categories: ‘How stressful do you find your job?’ and ‘How would you rate the work/life balance at your firm?’
The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: What do RPs need to know?
The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent in April this year.
New Data Protection Bill
The Data Protection Bill was published on 14 September. The Bill is intended to be read alongside the GDPR which comes fully into force in May 2018.
IT’S THE LAW: Stock Rationalisation Taking Stock
Stock rationalisation involves the transfer, from one landlord to another, of tenanted properties along with their associated assets and the business of managing those properties.
Recovering the standard rate VAT you pay on professional fees
This is achieved by establishing a non-vat grouped, wholly controlled subsidiary company to act as a design and build company (D&B Co).