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Seven trainees join, six trainees move up and six trainees qualify
Devonshires have seen another successful year for its trainee solicitor programme - offering newly qualified roles to 100% of our 2017 trainee intake and welcoming seven new trainees!
Devonshires Celebrates: 100 Years of Women in Law with the First 100 Years Project
Donna McCarthy, Partner, discusses our recent 100 Years of Women in Law event with the First 100 Years Project.
Prince succeeds in claiming £35m left for safekeeping in UK bank since 1948
The High Court has today ruled that the grandsons of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, rather than the Government of Pakistan, are entitled to £35m that has accrued in a NatWest bank account since 1948.
Devonshires acting for Holmes Investment Properties Plc
Devonshires are delighted to be acting for Holmes Investment Properties Plc (HIP) in relation to the proposed redevelopment of Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club.
Insurance expert joins Devonshires team
Devonshires expands Litigation & Dispute Resolution team with hire of recognised insurance practitioner, Stephen Netherway.
Devonshires grows partnership with in-house promotions
We are delighted to announce we have promoted solicitors Aruna Sarwar, Michelle Mullen and Nikki Bowker to partner, increasing our number of partners to 36.
Devonshires successfully defends Court of Appeal application
Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team, led by David Pack, has successfully defended an application to the Court of Appeal.
Devonshires wins case in the European Court of Human Rights
The case arose from the seizure of legally privileged material by officials in Slovakia who then remitted some of the material to Austria.
Fraudsters Purporting to be Bailiffs
We have become aware of a fraud being perpetrated which involves fraudsters, purporting to be bailiffs with a lawful warrant, attending the premises of an organisation and seeking to seize goods to satisfy an unpaid debt.
Devonshires secures new ranking in 2018 Legal 500 Guide
The 2018 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have secured a new ranking for Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP).
Cryptocurrency Fraud is Rising and so is Litigation
Devonshires has been instructed by a private investor who has been scammed by an FCA regulated FX trader during the sale of £1 million of Bitcoins.
Case Law Round Up – Litigants in Person
In March 2018, Sir Terence Etherton identified that permission to appeal applications made by litigants in person (“LiPs”) in the civil division of the Court of Appeal stood at 42% of all applications for the 12 months ending 31 January 2018.