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Social Impact Bond
We advised an international housing charity on issue of a social impact bond to fund community development in Africa.
Advising several Registered Providers on FCA registration
We have advised over 20 registered housing provider groups on their registration with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Devonshires Solicitors LLP retained by Community Housing Cymru
Devonshires are delighted to have been retained by Community Housing Cymru, the representative body for housing associations in Wales to advise on the implications of the decision by the Office for National Statistics in England to reclassify housing associations in England as public bodies.
Devonshires adds two new partners
We are delighted to announce that Saghar Roya, a Solicitor in our Securitisation Team and Tom Keya, a Solicitor in our Commercial Litigation team have been made up to partner.
Devonshires wins high court trial for insolvency practitioner
Liquidator not liable to pay solicitor’s fees
Working with the National Housing Federation
Devonshires has acted for the National Housing Federation on the new Voluntary Right to Buy Proposal and the reclassification by the Office for National Statistics of housing associations as public bodies.
Supreme Court judgment provides new legal remedy for parents without parental responsibility
Parents without parental responsibility – who are often unmarried fathers and non-biological parents – will have easier recourse to justice if their child is removed from the UK following a judgment from the Supreme Court.
Housing associations urged to fight Environmental Protection Act claims
Housing associations are being urged to take a stand against the rising number of prosecutions being brought by tenants under the Environmental Protection Act, following a successful legal case.
Financial worries could break divorce day trend
The first Monday in January is dubbed divorce day, but a new study reveals that money worries are prompting people to buck this trend.
New EU Procurement Thresholds for 2016
The European Commission has published new EU public procurement thresholds.
Devonshires Solicitors Launch The Debt Collection Centre
On Friday 20 November 2015 Devonshires Solicitors launched a debt-recovery service called The Debt Collection Centre in response to growing demand for debt recovery as the economy recovers and businesses get tougher with late payers.
Modern Slavery Act 2015: preparing a slavery and human-trafficking statement
Earlier this year, we reported[1] on how the Modern Slavery Act 2015 had introduced an obligation on organisations to produce an annual statement of the measures they had taken to ensure there was no modern slavery (including human trafficking) in their own businesses or supply chains. A Practical Guide on how to ensure compliance with Section 54 has now been published by the Home Office.