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Devonshires receive Highly Commended accolade at the LexisNexis Legal awards 2022
Yesterday, the awards ceremony for the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022 took place, during which we received the Highly Commended accolade.
Devonshires celebrates five years in Leeds
We’re celebrating our fifth birthday of being in Leeds! Since opening in Leeds following the arrival of Partners Chris Drabble and Gary Grigor from Addleshaw Goddard, the team has grown to 21, including six Partners, and is actively recruiting new Solicitors with plans for further expansion. In addition to Gary Grigor (Banking) and Chris Drabble
Devonshires appointed by Platform Housing Group
We are delighted to announce that we have  been appointed by Platform Housing Group to act on their behalf in relation to banking and finance, and property and development work.
Devonshires named Finalist at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022
We are shortlisted for ‘Deal of the Year’ at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022 for our work on the complex redevelopment of the West Thamesmead site for Peabody.
Devonshires act for L&Q in 1,500-home stock transfer
We are delighted to have acted for L&Q in selling circa 1,500 homes to resident-led Phoenix Community Housing through a tenanted stock transfer.
​Devonshires act for Sage on £106m stock purchase deal with Optivo
We are absolutely delighted to act for Sage on their stock purchase deal with Optivo.
New Public Procurement Thresholds
Earlier this month the Government laid the Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/1221) (“Regulations”) before Parliament. The Regulations will come into force on 1 January 2022 and will only apply to procurements commenced after that date.
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.
Update on Residential Property Development Tax – application to Registered Providers
We recently commented on the draft legislation Residential Property Developer Tax in an article by Inside Housing. Since the publication of that article, the position of Registered Providers (RPs) has been clarified.
Devonshires retain 100% of their newly qualified Solicitors for the third year running
We are  delighted to have been able to retain 100% of our newly qualified solicitors for the third year running.
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.