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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 awarded Gold Recycling Standard 2022 by First Mile
We're delighted to have received First Mile's Silver Recycler Award for 2022!
Devonshires maintains 100% Trainee retention record
We are delighted to have retained all of our newly-qualified solicitors for the fourth consecutive year.
Government appeal dropped against a successful Net Zero Strategy challenge
In July 2022, the High Court determined that the Government’s Net Zero Strategy was inadequate (and unlawful) as it did not include matters that are material to the issue of whether the Climate Change Act 2008 (“CCA 2008”) targets could be met.
Devonshires recommended as a Top-Tier Firm, with over 30 key lawyers mentioned, in latest Legal 500 rankings
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2023 recommend Devonshires as a Top-Tier Firm across a number of practice areas and mention over 30 of our key lawyers.
Devonshires’ NEW Sustainability and Decarbonisation Team
We are delighted to announce the introduction of our latest cross-departmental team, specialising in Sustainability and Decarbonisation.
Sustainability and Decarbonisation – Case Law Digest:
R (on the application of (1) Friends of the Earth Limited (2) ClientEarth (3) Good Law Project and Joanna Wheatley) -v- Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2022 EWHC 1841 (Admin)]
Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund – Wave 2.1 – What is it and what do bidders need to do?
On 20 July 2022, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) published Competition Guidance Notes and FAQs for Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.1.
Net zero strategies: key points to consider
On Wednesday this week, we proudly chaired a session at the Green Retrofitting and Property Decarbonisation Conference. The session was geared towards preparing for the retrofit challenge and discussed what your business can do.
Devonshires Leeds Office celebrates its fourth Anniversary
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds office, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary tomorrow!
Double hire for Devonshires as Leeds expansion continues
Our Leeds office has recruited two new Solicitors to our growing team in the city.
Electric vehicle charging: current problems and future plans
You would be hard pressed to have not noticed the cries for a more sustainable way of living getting louder, and the Government is listening, committing to ensure all vehicles sold by 2035 are zero emission.