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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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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.
Has Brexit changed the appetite for London arbitrations?
One of the “known unknowns” about Brexit is the extent to which London courts will continue to be a forum for major commercial international dispute resolution. The London courts are recognised to have an independent judiciary, as well as a specialist commercial and business division used to dealing with international disputes and their effective and efficient disposal.
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).
‘No Jab No job’ mandatory vaccinations for care workers and managing your care home – Preparing for 11 November 2021
On 11 November 2021 it will become law that anyone entering a CQC registered care home (which provides accommodation together with nursing or personal care) must have had a complete course of an authorised Covid-19 vaccine (note that individuals who have been vaccinated with mixed doses of Covid-19 or a non-authorised vaccine will not be considered to be fully vaccinated).
Chairs and CEO’s – a critical relationship under the spotlight
2021 has seen the relationship between chief executives and non-executive board members of “not for profit” entities under the spotlight.
Increasing SHPS defined benefit contributions – What are your options?
The SHPS 2020 valuation results were not good news for participating employers who had hoped that, after paying increased deficit contributions from 2019, the deficit in the scheme would have decreased on this occasion.
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.
Dealing with Adverse Media
Recent allegations of service charge “rip offs”, suggest that RP’s are firmly in the media’s sights. Members of the senior management team (SMT) may face the prospect of a much deserved summer break interrupted by some difficult reading.
Strategic Land Series – Promotion Agreements
Following on from Part One of our Strategic Land series, where Katie Fung, a Partner in the Real Estate & Projects team at Devonshires, reviewed Option Agreements, Katie will now discuss Promotion Agreements.
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.