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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
Devonshires Welcome Five new Trainees
We are delighted to welcome five new trainee solicitors to our expanding legal team.
Devonshires Welcomes Newly Qualified Solicitors
Following their two years of training, we would like to congratulate our six qualifying trainees.
Spotlight on Shared Ownership
Shared Ownership Week has banged the drum for a scheme that forms a vital part of the complex solution needed to solve the housing crisis.
Moving On Up
Most people who work in housing associations already know what staircasing is, so this is aimed at those new to the sector, or those already working in the sector who might not undertake staircasing day-to-day.
The Next Step for Shared Ownership
Rachel Keenan discusses the role of shared ownership in the Government’s White Paper and what actions are being taken to increase supply.
The Mortgagee Protection Clause Explained
The mortgagee protection clause (MPC) in a shared ownership lease enables the banking industry to continue to lend against shared ownership leases, but where applicable it can result in claims by lenders and subsequent losses for housing associations.
Shared ownership leases: a quick-fire guide to assignments
In this quick-fire guide, we outline the steps social landlords should take when assigning a shared ownership lease to ensure the process runs smoothly.