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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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Electricity shortage in West London Boroughs is a further blow for housing delivery
The Greater London Authority (GLA) have recently warned about further restrictions on the approval or implementation of planning permission in the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon.
The ins and outs of Option Agreements
Katie Fung, a Partner in our Real Estate and Project department, takes a closer look at the ins and outs of Option Agreements.
Building Safety Act and the extension to limitation periods
The Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy and the recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety conducted by Dame Hackitt has led to myriad changes in legislation affecting the construction industry.
The levelling up agenda – what’s the future?
The concept of levelling up was first introduced in the Conservative 2019 manifesto.  The original concept was linked to the Conservative Party’s promise to listen to people who had felt left behind by decades of economic growth. 
Martlet Homes v Mulalley: The Court Rules on Cladding
Our latest briefing considers the High Court judgment in Martlet Homes Limited v Mulalley & Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 1813 (TCC).
The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022
The seemingly relentless introduction of new legislation and regulation continues with the Fire Safety (England) Regulations (“FSR”) which come into force in January 2023.
Delivering First Homes
One of the key themes of the Levelling Up White Paper (Published in February 2022) concerns addressing the unmet need for social housing.  The White Paper acknowledges that the lack of supply of social housing is leaving people paying higher rents in the private market unable to save for their own homes.
Will 2030 be the year that Britain is levelled up?
On 2 February 2022 the Government published its long anticipated Levelling Up White Paper which sets out the Government’s ambition to transform towns and cities across the country.
Heat and Buildings Strategy 2021: Do the Government’s plans go far enough?
The eagerly anticipated Heat and Buildings Strategy 2021 has now, finally, been published (on 19 October 2021).
Capital Funding Guide Update 22/09/2021 – Existing Shared Ownership Model Leases
You will no doubt have seen Homes England’s e-mail of 22/09/2021 concerning the “Shared Ownership Model Lease update”.
Strategic Land Series – Planning Considerations
In the fourth edition of the Strategic Land Series, Hannah Langford, a Partner in the Real Estate & Projects team at Devonshires, will discuss current policies and legislative proposals. Previous editions of this series have focused on Option Agreements, Promotion Agreements, and Hybrid Agreements.
Strategic Land Series – Hybrid Agreements
Following on from the first and second edition of the strategic land series where Katie Fung, a Partner in the Real Estate & Projects team at Devonshires, discussed Option and Promotion Agreements, here in the third instalment of the strategic land series Katie will look at Hybrid Agreements.