Publications

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: Long COVID – a disability under the Equality Act 2010?
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that 1.8 million people in the UK are suffering the effects of long COVID. Last year, we published an article following ACAS guidance on long COVID and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently released a statement suggesting that long COVID may amount to a disability.
Constitutional Health Checks
We have been working with a number of our RP clients to ensure their constitutions remain fit for purpose.
Charities: Updates to look out for this year
A round-up of the upcoming developments for charities.
Code of Conduct 2022
We are pleased to have supported the National Housing Federation (NHF) and Campbell Tickell in preparing the new Code of Conduct, which was issued in May 2022.
Exempt Accommodation – in the spotlight, again
In March, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing and Rough Sleeping, Eddie Hughes, launched a new package of measures aimed at strengthening the regulation of exempt accommodation providers.
Changes to the Housing Ombudsman’s Complaint Handling Code
It’s been a busy few months for the Housing Ombudsman, with several new publications and reports following on from the introduction of the Housing Ombudsman’s Complaint Handling Code (the Code) in July 2020.
National Social Housing Quality Resident Panel
As part of a number of measures published at the end of March to improve the regulation of social housing, the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has confirmed plans to establish a new resident panel titled the “Social Housing Quality Resident Panel” as a means of enhancing tenant engagement.
Social Housing (Regulation) Bill
Sample draft clauses and explanatory notes of the long-awaited Social Housing (Regulation) Bill were published at the end of March. Whilst the draft legislation is not the full Social Housing (Regulation) Bill, its publication provides the sector with an insight into the legislative changes proposed.
Governance and Regulation – Quarterly D-Brief: Issue 1
Welcome to the first edition of our new quarterly D-Brief, focussing on governance and regulatory issues pertinent to registered providers of social housing (RPs)!
LGPS Deferred Debt Agreements – Five key points to consider
In September 2020, amendments were made to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Regulations 2013 which enabled Deferred Debt Agreements (DDAs) to be entered into.  
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Using banter as a defence to harassment claims
Recent research shows that the number of employment tribunal claims related to workplace banter has increased in the last year. This means that more employers are relying on conduct being ‘banter’ as a defence to discrimination and harassment claims and this article explains the context in which such a defence might be used.
Access to information – still lacking clarity on the future of transparency
The background briefing notes accompanying Wednesday's Queen’s Speech made a clear statement that the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill will ensure tenants of private registered providers of social housing (PRPs) will be able to request information from their landlord in a similar way to how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) works for tenants of local authority landlords.