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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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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Employment Tribunal finds a Barrister is discriminated against due to gender critical beliefs
In the case of Bailey -v- Garden Court Chambers, an Employment Tribunal has found that Ms Bailey’s gender critical views, which included views about Stonewall’s campaigning on gender self-identity, were a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010.
Data Reform Bill: An end to the SAR as litigation weapon?
Subject access requests (SARs) can often be a costly, complex and burdensome process for data controllers.
Service of the Claim Form Out of the Jurisdiction – The ‘Golden Rule’ of Full and Frank Disclosure in Without Notice Applications
Devonshires were recently instructed to apply to strike out a service out application in the case of Al-Otaibi and Others v Sloane International Developments 1 Ltd and Others.
New UK high-rise building rules will increase liabilities for insurers
A new law is about to increase the potential liabili­ty insurers face in the UK’s housing sector and could even see some providers exit the sector altogether, writes Insurance Partner, Stephen Netherway.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: UK Government issues new guidance on employment status
Status is key in determining individual rights and protections and the new guidance aims to provide clarity to help both individuals know their rights and businesses understand their obligations.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Whistleblowing – considerations for employer
In our October 2021 blog, we discussed the case of Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. The Court of Appeal has now dismissed an appeal of the EAT decision by Ms Kong.
Devonshires Quarterly Banking Update – July 2022
Issued every three months, the Banking Update provides you with a brief snapshot of what our team have been up to, as well as a look at any big sector updates or changes.
Martlet Homes v Mulalley: The Court Rules on Cladding
Our latest briefing considers the High Court judgment in Martlet Homes Limited v Mulalley & Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 1813 (TCC).
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: UK heatwaves – is it too hot to work?
Workers faced with sweltering temperatures are likely asking the question: is it too hot to work?
The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022
The seemingly relentless introduction of new legislation and regulation continues with the Fire Safety (England) Regulations (“FSR”) which come into force in January 2023.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Dr Mackereth v DWP
In July 2022 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) held, in the case of Mackereth v The Department for Work and Pensions, that a doctor had not been unlawfully discriminated against by being required to call service users by their preferred pronouns, but that his belief that people cannot change their gender or sex and his lack of belief in “transgenderism” were protected philosophical beliefs under the Equality Act 2010.  
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Government announces changes in law to minimise the impact of industrial action
In the face of the cost of living crisis there has been an increase in industrial action across multiple sectors, which seems set to continue and bring an extended period of disruption across the UK. The rail network was brought to a standstill in late June and further strike action is threatened in the rail, air, postal and healthcare sectors.