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Summary of Devonshires’ Comments on the Social Housing Green Paper
Read our response to the Social Housing Green Paper.
IT’S THE LAW: Best, reasonable and all reasonable endeavours – FOR SALE: One grandmother
Click here to read our Briefing in PDF format Just do it Many (probably most) obligations in contracts are absolute. For example: ‘the buyer will pay to the seller the purchase price on the completion date’. That means, with limited exceptions, that if the obligation is not complied with then the defaulting party will be
Government Publishes Consultation on New Court Dedicated to Housing
The Government has published a consultation on establishing a new court dedicated to housing.
Patients face serious delays for crucial NHS tests
A BBC investigation has shown that a growing number of patients are facing long waits for crucial NHS tests.
Fraudsters Purporting to be Bailiffs
We have become aware of a fraud being perpetrated which involves fraudsters, purporting to be bailiffs with a lawful warrant, attending the premises of an organisation and seeking to seize goods to satisfy an unpaid debt.
Devonshires’ Social Housing Team Ranks Highly in 2019 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide
The 2019 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide has been published, and we are delighted to have maintained our Band 1 positions in Social Housing and Social Housing: Finance.
Time to review your PFI portfolio
Phillip Hammond’s third budget as Chancellor, announced to the House of Commons yesterday, has confirmed that there will be no new PFI projects.
Devonshires secures new ranking in 2018 Legal 500 Guide
The 2018 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have secured a new ranking for Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP).
My journey into corporate law
Newly qualified solicitor Nazneen Patel describes what it’s like to be a trainee at Devonshires and why she is excited to begin her career as a corporate lawyer. 
Social Housing Pension Scheme 2017 Valuation Results – What are your options?
Last week saw the publication of the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) 2017 valuation results. These showed that in keeping with the previous valuation results from 2014, the funding deficit had increased, to £1.52bn.
Leading Construction Lawyer Joins the Devonshires Team
We are delighted to announce that leading Construction lawyer, Richard Anderson, today joins Devonshires as a Partner in our Construction & Engineering Department.
Onward restructures to create foundation for growth
To improve financial and operational efficiency, the Onward Group has restructured, consolidating subsidiaries Hyndburn Homes, Ribble Valley Homes and Peak Valley Housing Association.