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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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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.
The Building Safety Act
The Building Safety Act 2022 was introduced to Parliament in July 2021 and received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. The Act introduces a regime for ensuring the safety of buildings, in particular “higher-risk buildings” (as defined within the Act).
Analysing the Government’s latest plans to tackle the fire safety and building safety crisis – are Michael Gove MP’s proposals fit for purpose and what are the wider issues to consider?
On Monday (10 January 2022) Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, announced the Government’s latest strategy to address the building safety crisis.
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. 
IT’S THE LAW: Notification of land disposals
This edition of IT’S THE LAW looks at how the notification procedure works. It is principally aimed at Private Registered Providers that are exempt charities.
IT’S THE LAW: Residential Lease Extensions
Lease Sir, can I have some more?
Making difficult decisions doesn’t mean they should be avoided
It is acknowledged that the implications of COVID-19 will be felt for many years.
Organising your way through COVID-19
Nonetheless, the unprecedented scale with which the COVID-19 pandemic has reached presents care providers with challenges that require swift decision making that can have implications for the ongoing success of the service they provide.
Managing tenancies where your resident lacks mental capacity: a step by step guide
The starting point is that if a person lacks the mental capacity to sign a tenancy agreement, anyone intending to sign the agreement on the person’s behalf can only do so with the authorisation of the Court of Protection or where they have an Enduring/Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) or are a court appointed Deputy.
Adapting to challenges of COVID-19: step-down & temporary accommodation
Many Registered Providers, Care Home Operators and other building owners have been approached to assist in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways including permitting use of their buildings and facilities.
Care Brief – Spring 2020
Welcome to the new edition of our Care Brief.