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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Settlement agreements and settling unknown future discrimination claims
Under the terms of a settlement agreement, employees typically accept a payment in return for their employment coming to an end and in settlement of certain legal claims they may have against their employer. 
Devonshires Quarterly Banking Update – November 2022
Issued every three months, the Banking Update provides you with a brief snapshot of what our team have been up to, as well as a look at any big sector updates or changes.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: 10 Important Changes
With just a month to go before the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (‘the Act’) comes into force, the biggest reform seen in Wales in decades, we look at the top 10 points of this Act that aims to make the process of renting simpler for both landlords and tenants.
What do courts tend to award claimants who suffer data breaches?
The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Driver v Crown Prosecution Service [2022] EWHC 2500 (KB). In summary, Mr Driver was awarded £250 for his data breach claim. This is a very welcome case for data controllers dealing with low level data breach claims.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Sexual Harassment in the workplace
Kamahl Santamaria, a longstanding television journalist, was recently removed from a new broadcasting role after just 32 days amid accusations of sexual harassment.
The Housing Ombudsman’s Spotlight Report on Noise Complaints: Time to be heard
The Housing Ombudsman (HO) has today published its spotlight report on noise complaints. 
Housing Management & Property Litigation Brief: Issue 29
Welcome to the brand new edition of our Housing Management brief!
How to Ensure Effective Customer Engagement in Supported Housing
Now that the Regulator of Social Housing has confirmed the final arrangements for Tenant Satisfaction Measures (TSMs), landlords should be doing all they can to prepare for their introduction in April 2023.
Spotlight on…Sara Mondon
Well, the three months since joining Devonshires have certainly flown by! It’s been an incredibly exciting and challenging time for me.
Re-cap: What is the Public Sector Equality Duty (‘PSED’)?
It is the duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (‘EA 2010’) and it applies to public authorities, or bodies who are not public authorities but who exercise a public function.