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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 Building Safety Bill
In our new article, we provide an overview of the new Building Safety Bill, highlighting some of the more important changes over the previous version. 
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.
Business interruption insurance for Covid losses
On Friday 15 January 2021 the UK Supreme Court in the FCA Test Case gave the English Courts’ final ruling on whether certain types of insurance policy should pay out for Covid business losses.
Covid-19 and Insurance Issues: An Update
Much has happened in a week, and we now focus on updating and addressing other insurance issues relating to Covid-19 that are potentially of interest.
Insurance and contract issues arising from Covid-19
Here is a short note on some potentially relevant insurance issues that arise out of Covid-19 issues.
Insurers: sign-up to speedy justice
Shorter and flexible trial schemes - why aren’t insurers using them more?
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?
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.
“Houston, we have a problem”
The popular (but in fact erroneous) quotation from the radio communications in the Apollo 13 space mission has become a popular refrain to account, informally, the emergence of an unforeseen problem.