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The Government asks developers to pledge they will remediate defective buildings or risk being stopped from developing
The Government has now revealed how it intends to use the proposed amendments to the Building Safety Bill to force the hands of those who have “played a role” in the development of buildings over 11 metres tall with “life-critical” fire safety defects that require remediation. The Government has threatened to prohibit planning permission and Building Control sign-off for developers who do not voluntarily comply with commitments to fund and carry out or fund the necessary remedial works.
Devonshires listed as a Times Best Law Firm for a second year!
The Times has published its list, now in its fourth year, of the top 200 legal practices in England and Wales. We first made this list in 2021 and are delighted to have retained our listing for 2022.
Nine new hires for our London office
Law firm Devonshires has added nine new hires to its London office.
Success in Venice Cruise Ship Crash paves the way for €7.5m compensation claim
Devonshires are instructed by Uniworld River Cruises Inc, owners of River Countess.
The problem of Covid-19 disputes remaining behind closed doors
With many Covid-19 disputes being dealt with by arbitration instead of court proceedings, the market is being left without legal precedent as to how to deal with these types of cases.
Devonshires welcome nine new Trainees
On Monday 4th October, nine new Trainee Solicitors joined the firm (pictured above). This brings our current total Trainee Solicitor count to 18.
Devonshires rank highly in Legal 500 Guide
We are delighted to have ranked highly in the most recent Legal 500 Guide!
When does an insurance contract come into effect?
Court concludes contract of insurance can come into effect based on an email exchange, provided the terms can be clearly identified. The issue of when a contract of insurance comes into effect was brought into focus recently with an English High Court judgment handed down last month. In Markel Bermuda v Caesars Entertainment (2021), the
Devonshires’ Debt Recovery team assist small UK business in receiving payment of £130k from their supplier
Devonshires were instructed by a small UK based consultancy company in respect of a debt that had been owed for two years.
Major reinsurance disputes are on the rise post Covid
The coronavirus pandemic has led to more reinsurance disputes needing resolution. With no readily available playbook to direct how such disputes are to be answered, the market is gravitating towards lawyers again.
Five Devonshires Lawyers ranked in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers UK
We are pleased to have been represented so strongly in this year’s Best Lawyers rankings.
Policyholders benefitting from legal ‘levelling up’
“Levelling up” is a political hot topic at present. However, recent legal and case law developments, starting with the UK’s Insurance Act 2015, have also shown an insurance legal agenda to “level up” policyholders’ interests with those of insurers.