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Devonshires Christmas Pantomime Event
Devonshires recently hosted its Annual Christmas Pantomime event at Theatre Royal Stratford East, welcoming our charities to attend a Christmas party and see the theatre’s production of Rapunzel.
The Autumn Budget – What you need to know
Following our initial observations on the Autumn Budget, we’ve put together this briefing which delves into the detail to bring you further insights into what it means for those operating in the housing industry.
The role of local authorities in hitting the 300,000 new homes target
Jonathan Jarvis explores what needs to change to help local authorities play a bigger role in boosting housing supply.
Gearing cuts against the grain
Gary Grigor discusses the gearing covenant constraints and the impact on housing supply.
Closing the Gap
The Chancellor has announced that he is establishing a review to look at the gap between grants of planning permission and housing construction.
Doing more with less
Jonathan Corris summarises some of the challenges which follow the Autumn Budget and how housing providers and local authorities can respond.
Devonshires continues its expansion in Leeds with two more recruits
Devonshires continues to expand in Leeds with the appointment of two solicitors. The new recruits mean that the firm has quadrupled its team since opening in the city centre just 9 months ago.
King v The Sash Window Workshop: Holiday Pay
Following a referral by the Court of Appeal, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that a worker who was miscategorised as self-employed is entitled to accumulate rights to paid annual leave where his employer had denied him the opportunity to exercise that right.
Devonshires/Clifford Chance joint team receive Highly Commended accolade at the 2017 British Legal Awards in the ‘Property Team of the Year’ category
We came away from last night's Legal Week Annual Awards with Highly Commended in the Property Team of the Year category.
IT’S THE LAW: Tenancy types and what they mean
This edition of IT’S THE LAW looks at some of the more common types of short term and periodic tenancies.
Watchdog calls for vaginal mesh operations to be banned
The BBC has revealed this week that health watchdog NICE is to recommend that vaginal mesh operations should be banned from treating organ prolapse in England.
Accelerated Proceedings – change to form N5B
Housing Associations need to be aware of changes to the N5B form for Accelerated claims for possession when seeking possession of an assured shorthold tenancy.