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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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Approved Document B: New and Improved
This article sets out the changes and clarifications made, particularly in Approved Document B: Volume 2, specifically Section 12.
New Government Guidance on Use of High Pressure Laminate Panels in External Walls
On 18 July 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government issued Advice Note 22 concerning the fire safety of external wall systems that incorporate High Pressure Laminate Panels on residential buildings of 18m or more.
Procurement issues in construction: your legal options
James Grinstead, Solicitor, discusses how flaws in the construction procurement process may trigger unfair practices.
Safety costs and finance issues: what are the options for HAs?
As widespread remedial works continue, Mark London and Julian Barker look into the legal and financial implications for housing associations.
How Proposals for Building Safety Regulatory Reform Could Affect You
With the 2nd anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy approaching, the Government has finally released its proposals for the reform of the building regulatory regime, entitled “Building a Safer Future: Proposals for Reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System” (“the Proposals”).
Construction Seminar Programme 2018 /19
Devonshires Construction Team is pleased to present the 2018/19 Construction Seminar programme. Invitations outlining programme 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 provide your details by clicking here and selecting the ‘Construction & Engineering’ tick box.   Programme: Delays
Adjudication Decision: Approbation and reprobation or “blowing hot and cold”
In this update Suryen Nullatamby, Solicitor in our Construction Team looks at the recent case of Dawnus Construction Holdings Limited v Marsh Life Limited [2017] EWHC 1066.
Interim payments in construction contracts – your questions answered
Cash is king for all those involved in construction projects, so whether you’re claiming or making a payment, there are steps you need to take to protect your business. Here’s everything you need to know to smooth the payment process.