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Spring Budget 2023
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his 2023 Spring Budget on 15 March 2023. The budget’s focus was on implementing ways to help people return to work and stay in employment.
Supreme Court Judgment – Important case if your development proposals include buying and developing recreational space
The Supreme Court have today (1 March 2023) ruled in favour of residents who claimed a statutory trust which gave them rights over a recreational ground.
Sutton Trust – Work Experience
As Corporate Partners of The Sutton Trust, a leading organisation in the social mobility space in the UK, we were fortunate enough to have hosted work placements for 6 young individuals earlier this month.
Double hire for Devonshires in Leeds
We're delighted to have hired two experienced lawyers to further strengthen our growing Leeds office!
HELP TO BUY UPDATE: DLUHC has further extended the “First Completion Date”
DLUHC has further extended the “First Completion Date” from 31/01/2023 to 17/03/2023.
Devonshires advises Fixit Medical Ltd on its first round of investment from Igraine plc
Fixit Medical, a medical device research and development company has for several years been designing, developing and innovating a revolutionary design of a next-generation drainage catheter fixation device (Cingo).
Solicitor Sharon Thandi named finalist at Birmingham Law Society 2023 Legal Awards
Sharon Thandi, Solicitor in our Banking, Governance & Corporate team, has been shortlisted for ‘Solicitor of the Year’.
Devonshires awarded Gold Recycling Standard 2022 by First Mile
We're delighted to have received First Mile's Silver Recycler Award for 2022!
Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 – Fire Doors
The new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (‘FSR’) are now in force.
Devonshires Act for Optivo and Southern Housing Group Limited
Devonshires is delighted to have acted for Optivo and Southern Housing Group Limited (SHGL) on their successful amalgamation to form Southern Housing.
Consultation on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework
On 22 December 2022 the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities issued consultation on its proposed approach to updating the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and proposals for preparing National Development Management Policies (NDMP).
RIGHT TO SHARED OWNERSHIP: Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities issues new guidance for tenants
DLUHC issued a press release and new guidance on 22/12/2022 for tenants concerning the “Right to Shared Ownership”.