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Local Authority Influence Regulations brought into force today (16 November)
With a remarkable sprint to the finishing line, the last piece in the deregulatory measures tapestry, the local authority influence regulations, came in to force today.
Devonshires secures record number of rankings in latest Legal 500 Guide
The 2017 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have a record number of solicitors and departments feature.
Devonshires advises on Sodexo acquisition
Devonshires has advised Sodexo on its acquisition of The Good Eating Company, a leading London-based contract caterer.
What the new debt recovery rules mean for your business
The Pre-Action Protocol applies to all businesses, including sole traders and public bodies, which are trying to recover debt from an individual, so explicitly excludes business-to-business debts unless both businesses are sole traders.
Devonshires wins landmark Court of Appeal case on behalf of insolvency practitioner
Devonshires has won a landmark case in the Court of Appeal on behalf of an insolvency practitioner, who was being sued by his former solicitors.
Changes to PSC Information
From 26 June 2017, as part of the implementation of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive, the Persons of Significant Control (“PSC”) regime will be updated.
Devonshires complete Optivo merger
Amicus Horizon and Viridian have merged to form Optivo
Devonshires advise on amalgamation of Paragon with Asra
Devonshires advised on the amalgamation of Paragon Community Housing and Asra Housing Association, which completed on 13 April 2017.
Are we going the REIT way?
The London Stock Exchange is beginning to see a surge in investor interest in UK housing stock through investment in tax efficient vehicles known as Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”).
Devonshires act for Salvation Army Housing Association
Devonshires’ Banking and Corporate teams acted for Salvation Army Housing Association on its merger with Chapter 1
Devonshires advise The Welsh Housing Partnership on a £93,000,000 loan from PIC to support affordable housing in Wales.
Devonshires advise The Welsh Housing Partnership on a £93,000,000 loan from PIC to support affordable housing in Wales.
Exiting joint ventures – how to manage from the outset
Joint ventures are playing a vital role in boosting housing supply but like venturing into any relationship, bear the risk of reaching a premature end.