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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Devonshires Quarterly Banking Update – April 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.
The Charities Act 2022 – moving charity law into more modern times
The Charities Act 2022 became law at the end of February 2022. It seeks to implement most of the recommendations made by the Law Commission in its 2017 report “Technical Issues in Charity Law”. Implementation of the Act should save charities not only time but also expense.
Devonshires Quarterly Banking Update – January 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.
Chairs and CEO’s – a critical relationship under the spotlight
2021 has seen the relationship between chief executives and non-executive board members of “not for profit” entities under the spotlight.
Devonshires Quarterly Banking Update – October 2021
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.
Dealing with Adverse Media
Recent allegations of service charge “rip offs”, suggest that RP’s are firmly in the media’s sights. Members of the senior management team (SMT) may face the prospect of a much deserved summer break interrupted by some difficult reading.
Devonshires Quarterly Banking Update – August 2021
This is a brand new series from our Banking team, which will be issued every three months, and will provide you with a brief snapshot of what the team have been up to, as well as a look at any big sector updates or changes. 
Charities Bill Update: Land Transactions
Those dealing with charity land will not be surprised that the topic of regulation of disposals of land split consultees to the 2017 Law Commission report “Technical Issues in Charity Law”. The Government’s response to the Law Commission is set out in the recently published Charities Bill 2021.
Charities Bill Update
For company secretaries looking for helpful reading in advance of this year’s “staycation”, they might consider the recently published Charities Bill 2021.
Purchasing a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV): Key issues to consider at the outset
Opportunities for the acquisition of land and property assets are increasingly being presented to potential purchasers, including private investors and registered providers.
The Kids’ Company Case – Moving a Line in the Sand
In our new article, Partner and Head of Social Housing Andrew Cowan, and Consultants Andrew Crawford and Keith Jenkins, discuss the High Court judgment in the recent Kids Company case, and what it means for charity trustees.
The Charter for Social Housing Residents: The new Social Housing White Paper – Devonshires’ Briefing Note
The long anticipated Social Housing White Paper has landed, and in our new Briefing Note, we discuss our thoughts on what has been announced and the implications for the social housing sector.