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High Court judgment on Business Interruption Insurance
The High Court issued a major judgment on 15 September, the effect of which is to provide a direction to insurers to consider claims payments to businesses who held business interruption insurance and were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Devonshires host ‘Alternative Art Show’ to support Partner Charities
Our latest fundraising efforts saw Devonshires staff (and family) recreate famous pieces of art in a variety of innovative and original ways!
House movers insist on Covid Clauses amid fears of local lockdowns
James Gostling discusses the increase in clients asking for Covid Clauses to be inserted into their contracts when moving home, and why it advisable to consider inserting the clause.
Devonshires reopens all offices across the country
All three offices in the City of London, Leeds and Colchester will re-open on 3 August.
Devonshires’ Debt Recovery Department recover $600k from a major fashion retailer within three weeks
The team were instructed by a Turkish based international clothing manufacturer and supplier to major fashion retailers worldwide.
Leasehold Reform: Law Commission Publishes Report on Enfranchisement
The Law Commission has today published a detailed report on their findings, recommendations and proposals for Leasehold Enfranchisement Reform.
Devonshires act for Coastal Housing Group on their £110m debt raise
We are delighted to act for Coastal Housing Group on their £110m debt raise.
More employees likely to face pay cuts as furlough scheme makes taking a salary reduction socially acceptable
Partner Katie Maguire comments that thousands more UK workers could face pay cuts because the Furlough Scheme has made it more ‘socially acceptable’ for employers to ask staff to take a permanent salary reduction.
Summer Statement 2020: Employment Programmes
Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced his 3 point plan to get millions of people back to work: 1) to support people to find jobs, 2) to create jobs, and 3) to protect jobs. In this article, we focus on the employment programmes that were announced.
Changes to Stamp Duty Announced in the Chancellor’s Budget
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced temporary changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax regime.
Government announces plans to extend planning permissions
The Government have announced plans to allow planning permissions that would have been lost during lock down to be automatically extended. 
Devonshires host Virtual Flower Show to support Partner Charities
Summer is fast approaching, and whilst the usual efforts of fundraising for our partner charities have been disrupted, we decided to make the most of staying at home by taking our fundraising virtual.