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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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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.
Insurers: Please pay, no more delay
One of the long standing problems with the English law’s treatment of insurers’ delay to payment of valid claims was that it offered no meaningful remedy to a business or individual who was in desperate need to receive the indemnity payment due.
Unexplained Wealth Orders
UWOs were only recently introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 as new investigative orders and are governed by sections 362A to 362T of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”).
“Rocket Docket” Justice
Following the successful pilot between 2015 and 2017, the Business Court in England and Wales have now embedded in the High Court procedures a couple of shorter and more flexible litigation procedures.
Litigation Know How: Staying Ahead of the Game – Autumn 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of the Litigation Know How brief, prepared by Devonshires’ Commercial Litigation team.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Seminar Programme 2018/19
Devonshires Construction Team is pleased to present the 2018/19 Commercial Litigation Seminar Programme.
Oh my Ghosh: Honesty has been redefined
A recent legal case has redefined the test for criminal dishonesty, which could have a major impact on numerous regulatory and fraud cases. All regulated businesses and individuals should be aware of these issues. In this article, Sam Moodey looks into this case in detail and considers what steps businesses of all sizes should be