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Your 12 point guide to achieving compliance with the GDPR
Download a copy of our 12 point guide to help you build a coherent approach to achieving early compliance in your own organisation.
Devonshires second year trainees qualify
We are pleased to announce that following a 2 year training contract we see the following Trainees qualify.
Devonshires welcomes 8 new trainees
We are pleased to announce the arrival of 8 new trainees to our team at Devonshires.
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 advises two RPs on their loans from Affordable Housing Finance Plc (AHF)
Last week, AHF issued £161 million of bonds for seven RPs, at 35 basis points over gilts. The all in cost of the bonds was 2.61 per cent.
Advising several Registered Providers on FCA registration
We have advised over 20 registered housing provider groups on their registration with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Social Impact Bond
We advised an international housing charity on issue of a social impact bond to fund community development in Africa.
Modern Slavery Act 2015: preparing a slavery and human-trafficking statement
Earlier this year, we reported[1] on how the Modern Slavery Act 2015 had introduced an obligation on organisations to produce an annual statement of the measures they had taken to ensure there was no modern slavery (including human trafficking) in their own businesses or supply chains. A Practical Guide on how to ensure compliance with Section 54 has now been published by the Home Office.
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.
Navigating Judicial Review – The Regulators’ Side
The impending government reforms to judicial review (JR) are a timely reminder of the importance of the procedure to regulators. A Special Report, produced by Devonshires Solicitors demonstrates that JR is not always welcome, and for smaller regulators in particular, it can prove a costly exercise. But equally JR can confer real benefits in endorsing a regulatory approach and bringing certainty to the regulator and regulated alike.