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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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.
Has your AGM become stale?
With company secretaries under increasing pressure to find more effective ways to communicate with shareholders, registered providers (RPs) need to take a closer look at the role of their AGM.
Payment Practice Now a Reporting Requirement For Large Firms
As of 6 April 2017 certain large businesses are required to report on their payment practices, policies and performance.
PSC Register One Year On
In this article, we look at how the people with significant control (PSC) regime has so far been implemented and enforced, and how proposed changes to the legal landscape could impact the regime’s application.
New Free Service at Companies House
The Companies House instant updates service lets you receive email alerts of company transactions. The alert tells you instantly what’s been filed as soon as it’s been accepted by Companies House.
Capital Market Funding: Governance and Disclosure Guidelines
Although this article specifically references housing associations, the guidance raises issues of disclosure for any organisation that is seeking to raise funds by way of listed bonds.
Fundraising Regulator Steps Up a Gear
Your charity may have received a letter from the Fundraising Regulator asking it to pay a fundraising levy.
Devonshires Leasehold Management Training Programme 2017/18
Devonshires Leasehold Management team is pleased to present the 2017/18 Leasehold Management Training Programme with seminars being held in both London and Leeds. Invitations outlining programme, location and speaker details will be issued for each event. To sign up to our mailing list to receive each invitation or for more information please email