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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.
Devonshires further expands Real Estate and Projects team
Devonshires appoints development and regeneration specialist, Hannah Langford, to their growing Real Estate and Projects team.
Another lender offers 95% LTV shared ownership mortgages
Our development sales team welcomes the news that virgin money have joined the group of lenders currently offering 95% loan-to-value shared ownership mortgages. 
How well do your Boards understand their investments?
The Regulator’s most recent Quarterly Survey reveals the increased scale of investment activity by RPs, whether via wholly owned subsidiaries or through joint ventures.
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 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).
Moving On Up
Most people who work in housing associations already know what staircasing is, so this is aimed at those new to the sector, or those already working in the sector who might not undertake staircasing day-to-day.
The Next Step for Shared Ownership
Rachel Keenan discusses the role of shared ownership in the Government’s White Paper and what actions are being taken to increase supply.
The Mortgagee Protection Clause Explained
The mortgagee protection clause (MPC) in a shared ownership lease enables the banking industry to continue to lend against shared ownership leases, but where applicable it can result in claims by lenders and subsequent losses for housing associations.
Shared ownership leases: a quick-fire guide to assignments
In this quick-fire guide, we outline the steps social landlords should take when assigning a shared ownership lease to ensure the process runs smoothly.
Garden Communities Programme Launched
The government is seeking well-designed, well-planned, locally led garden communities meeting housing needs to take the form of new Garden Cities (to deliver more than 10,000 homes) and Garden Villages (1,500-10,000 homes).