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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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The Good Work Plan: Action needed on Employment Contracts
As trailed in our Guide to the Good Work Plan, 6 April 2020 will herald some quite significant changes to the content of most employment contracts. 
IT’S THE LAW: The What, When & Why of Property Transactions
In this edition of IT’S THE LAW we look at the fundamental issues that crop up on a development land transaction.
Development uncertainty continuing in the Solent Area
A recent decision to refuse an extra bedroom in a Portsmouth House in Multiple Occupation on the grounds that it would cause harm to the environment is a reminder of the effect of Natural England’s (NE) advice about nitrate pollution in the Solent area.
Inspectors report on the draft London Plan published
The London Plan is the statutory Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London prepared by the Mayor of London. A panel of Inspectors, appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the draft London Plan, have published their report.
Complying with the Equity Loan Scheme
In our new article, we discuss the success of the help to buy equity loan scheme and the care that providers need to take in order to comply with consumer credit or regulated mortgage legislation.
Statutory Demands – An effective tool to collecting debts?
So, you are a small business and are owed £5,000 for unpaid invoices by a supplier. But you have received no response or any payment. Would sending a statutory demand be a useful tool for you to use to collect the debt?
The Good Work Plan Guide
The Government’s Good Work Plan seems to keep on growing. Click to read our guide which draws together the most important aspects so that you know what to expect and when.
Shared Ownership: time to think again
In our new article, Jonathan Corris and Jonathan Jarvis, Partners, discuss how the market could finally be warming to the benefits of Shared Ownership.
Litigation Know How: Staying Ahead of the Game – Autumn 2019
Welcome to the latest edition of our Litigation Know How brief, prepared by the Devonshires' Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.
“That’s not what we meant” – rectification of contracts
The Court of Appeal has recently clarified the legal test for claims in rectification on the basis of common mistake in the case of FSHC Group Holdings Limited v. GLAS Trust Corporation Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1361.
Pre-action protocol for debt claims against an individual: Are you complying?
"To comply with the protocol a business creditor must provide to an individual debtor full details as to what the claim relates and how it arose together with a breakdown of any accrued interest or charges claimed."
Reprising and reminding the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 on business insurances
The Insurance Act 2015 came into force on 12 August 2016, introducing major changes to the law governing insurance in the UK and overturning over 100 years of insurance law.