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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).
Case Summary – Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Devonshires’ client is a dealer and auctioneer of fine and rare antique and modern coins.
Compulsory Purchase Orders Consultation
The Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill contains a number of headline grabbing planning reforms including street votes for neighbourhood planning applications, a national infrastructure levy and the introduction of National Development Management Policies.
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).
Is Quadra a sign of the direction to come on damages?
Insurance law today is heavily influenced by the English and Scottish Law Commissions’ review in the past decade, which led to the Insurance Act 2015.
The Queen’s Speech – what’s on the horizon for the social housing sector?
On Tuesday 10 May 2022 the Queen’s Speech set out the Government’s proposed legislative changes for the forthcoming year. As ever, the housing sector was not immune from strident change and proposed reform - from extending regulatory oversight for social housing providers, the abolition of section 21 through to leasehold reform - there is plenty to keep us busy over the next parliamentary session!
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.
Proposed reforms to procurement rules for health and social care services
In this article we look at the current rules for the procurement of health and social care services in the UK, and the proposals for reform following the passing of the Health and Care Act 2022 and our exit from the European Union.
Employment Opportunities for Ukrainian Nationals – What Employers Need to Know
For those businesses who want to offer support to Ukrainians by offering them employment, it is important for employers to be properly prepared before doing so.
Taking a simple approach to the question of indemnity
Two recent cases have resulted in different outcomes when the judges have sought to simplify the legal analysis.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: Guidance on creating converted occupation contracts
The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”) is set to come into force on 15 July 2022. For all new occupation contracts issued after the Act comes into force, landlords can use template model written contracts issued by the Welsh Government. Default terms included within those model contracts are those set out within the Act and any accompanying regulations.
The Charities Act 2022 – moving charity law into more modern times
The Charities Act 2022 became law at the end of February 2022. It seeks to implement most of the recommendations made by the Law Commission in its 2017 report “Technical Issues in Charity Law”. Implementation of the Act should save charities not only time but also expense.