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Sector Update: A brief look at what’s happening
A brief overview of what's been happening in the Housing Management sector.
The Social Housing Green Paper: A new deal for social housing?
A brief overview of the Social Housing Green Paper, coming over 18 months after the Government pledged to fix the “broken housing market”.
Mesh ‘Last Option’ for Incontinence
New draft guidelines for the NHS advise that women who need treatment for urinary incontinence should only be offered mesh surgery as a last resort.
260,000 Diabetes Patients `Experienced Medication Error in Hospital Last Year’
Diabetes UK has warned that more than 260,000 diabetes inpatients experienced a medication error at hospital in 2017, 9,600 of whom suffered serious and potentially life-threatening episodes of hypoglycaemia as a result of poor insulin management.
Home Loss Payment Increases: What you need to know
The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/915) came into force on 1 October 2018 (“the Regulations”).
Devonshires advises on JV between Combined Authority and RPs
Devonshires advises on the proposed Joint Venture between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and members of the Greater Manchester Housing Providers.
Why Property Law is my Passion
Alexandra Benion shares her insights on training at Devonshires and how her passion for property has seen her qualify into our Real Estate and Projects team.
Jim Varley, Partner, shortlisted for ‘Corporate Restructuring Lawyer of the Year’ Award
Congratulations to Devonshires Partner Jim Varley, who has been shortlisted for the ‘Corporate Restructuring Lawyer of the Year’ award at the Credit Strategy Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency (TRI) Awards.
Devonshires Win Awards in the Lex 100’s Trainee Solicitor Survey
Devonshires receives two awards in the Lex 100’s Trainee Solicitor Survey. When asked ‘How would you rate your amount of client contact?’ and ‘How good is your firm’s social life?’, Devonshires ranked highly. 165 leading UK firms took part in the 14th annual edition of the Lex 100 Survey, with 3,000 surveys submitted, responding to
More women should be advised of the risks of placenta complications
The risk of complications arising from the placenta (also known as afterbirth) has increased. This relates to an increase in the incidence of low lying placenta; placenta praevia is a low-lying placenta after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which may completely cover the cervix; placenta-accreta refers to the placenta being stuck to the muscle of the
Context is King: Employee’s Letter Giving Notice was not a Resignation
In an unusual case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a finding that an employee who gave her employer a letter giving “one month’s notice” was not actually a letter of resignation. Background Mrs Levy worked as an administrator within East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust). She was unhappy in her role
CPR Update: Enforcing suspended possession orders
The Civil Procedure (Amendment No 3) Rules 2018 will come into effect on the 1 October 2018. This includes a small but important change to Part 83 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 – the Part which concerns the enforcement of a suspended possession order discussed in Cardiff City Council v Lee (2016) EWCA Civ