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Delivering homes fit for the future
Whatever the result of the UK General Election on 12 December, it is clear that meeting the challenge of climate change is going to present a significant strategic issue for Housing Associations.
Devonshires act for Look Ahead Care and Support Limited on its acquisition of Blythson Limited
Devonshires are delighted to have acted for Look Ahead Care and Support Limited on its recent corporate acquisition of Blythson Limited, a Kent-based learning disability care and support business.
New EU Procurement Thresholds for 2020
Kris Kelliher, Partner, outlines the new public procurement thresholds which have been published by the European Commission.
Time is running out for housing associations to comply with new consumer credit regulations
With the Senior Managers and Certification Regime coming into force on 9 December, Alice Overton, Solicitor, discusses the implications that Housing Associations could face if they do not comply before the regime deadline.
Rent Standard 2020 – Final version published!
The Regulator of Social Housing has published its response to the consultation on the Rent Standard 2020 and issued the final version of the Standard which will apply from 1 April 2020.
Devonshires act for The Wrekin Housing Group Limited on £600m restructuring
Devonshires’ Banking and Securitisation teams are delighted to have advised The Wrekin Housing Group Limited on a full restructure of its corporate financing including facilities.
Exempt social housing from Section 21 reforms, Devonshires urges the Government
Proposals could also inadvertently reduce the supply of homes for rent. The Government should exempt social housing from its plans to abolish the assured shorthold tenancy regime.
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!
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.
Electronic Execution of Documents
In this article, James Lyons, Partner, discusses the recent Law Commission report relating to the electronic execution of documents.
Trilingual corporate commercial solicitor joins our growing banking, governance and corporate team
Isabelle Price-Fatton joins our Banking, Governance & Corporate team.
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.