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Devonshires second year trainees qualify
We are pleased to announce that following a 2 year training contract we see the following Trainees qualify.
Devonshires recognised again by Legal 500 for our expertise
The latest Legal 500 guide has been published and we are delighted to have been recognised again for our excellent work in a number of our core practice areas.
Devonshires welcomes Insolvency Partner Jim Varley
Devonshires are welcoming Insolvency Partner Jim Varley, one of the founding partners from Locke Lord to their growing insolvency and debt recovery practice.
No smoke without fire – Can a smoking policy cover e-cigarettes?
According to reports there are now over two million people in the UK who use e cigarettes. So should employers expressly include the use of e-cigarettes, or “vaping”, in their no smoking policies?
New Procurement Regulations to come into force on 26 February
The Government has announced that the new Procurement Regulations will come into force in the UK on 26 February. The new Regulations will make some important to changes to public procurement in the UK. It will be important for all of our contracting authority clients (which include Registered Providers and Local Authorities) to understand how the current regime will change, and what these changes will mean for them in practice.
A warm welcome to our new Real Estate & Projects solicitors
Devonshires are pleased to welcome Matthew Webb, Brian Hearne and Krissun Soodin to the Real Estate & Projects team.
Right to be accompanied: Acas updates Code
In December 2013 Acas consulted on changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (the Code) to reflect the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)’s ruling in Toal v GB Oils.
Obesity May Amount to a Disability
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has now confirmed that there is no general principle of EU law which prohibits discrimination on grounds of obesity. Therefore obesity can be considered a disability under EU law in the case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Bilund. For our analysis of the Advocate General’s opinion click here.