Publications

The latest publications from Devonshires.

From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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Leeds Events Programme 2017/18
We are pleased to present our Leeds seminar and events programme.
Devonshires Employment Law Brief Autumn 2017
Welcome to our latest round up of employment law and cases. If you have any questions on the matters raised in this briefing, please speak to your usual contact in the Employment and Pensions team.
The Employment Round-Up
The headline issue from the summer was the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees which had been introduced in 2013.
Is Suspension a Neutral Act?
Disciplinary policies refer to suspension as a neutral act as employers often consider that it is not a disciplinary sanction nor does it imply guilt.
GDPR: Guidance for Employers
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will be directly applicable to all EU member states.
Right to Work – Employers fined £10M in the first quarter of 2017
UK Visas and Immigration have published a quarterly report showing the total number of fines for illegal working given to employers in the United Kingdom.
Whistleblowing Protection: When is a disclosure in the Public Interest?
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 gives protection to employees who blow the whistle on malpractice by their employer. The dismissal of an employee will be automatically unfair when the sole or principal reason for their dismissal is that they have made a “protected disclosure”.
Devonshires Infrastructure & Projects Brochure
Our Infrastructure & Projects Brochure provides an overview of the services we provide to clients and our key experience in the sector. Devonshires Infrastructure & Projects team has more than 20 years’ experience of advising on major infrastructure projects.  We have represented clients from all sides of the sector and provide pragmatic advice throughout the
Corporate Governance DBrief – Autumn Edition 2017
In this issue we reflect on the diversity of issues that affect people working in governance and compliance, whether that be at the forefront of charity fundraising, or compliance with supplier payment practice.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 20
We hope you like the new format which gives you the usual updates on typical Housing Management Issues, but also gives you more of an idea of who’s behind the Devonshires Housing Management Team.
Are we going the REIT way?
The London Stock Exchange is beginning to see a surge in investor interest in UK housing stock through investment in tax efficient vehicles known as Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”).
The Charity Governance Code
An updated version of the Charity Governance Code was published on 13 July, setting out higher standards and urging larger charities to carry out external reviews every three years.