Publications

The latest publications from Devonshires.

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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How far does the principle of vicarious liability extend?
It is a well-known principle that employers can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees in the workplace. The test is whether or not those acts are closely connected with the employment.
Consultation on exit payment flexibility in the LGPS
Following a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) consultation earlier this year around risk sharing, the Government has opened a further LGPS consultation on, amongst other things, flexibility around exit payments.
Employment Brief – 2019
This edition considers topics such as the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), whether an employee’s mistaken belief can give rise to disability discrimination and tips for dealing with data subject access requests.
How Proposals for Building Safety Regulatory Reform Could Affect You
With the 2nd anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy approaching, the Government has finally released its proposals for the reform of the building regulatory regime, entitled “Building a Safer Future: Proposals for Reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System” (“the Proposals”).
Are the monks an answer to RP landlords facing unprecedented change?
For landlords anxious to keep up with developments, the Easter break may have provided a welcome opportunity to digest a plethora of recent publications and consider how they should be factored into their plans and strategies going forwards.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 23
There have been rapid changes in the Housing Management sector, including the recent Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which is set to bring fresh challenges to landlords when it comes to disrepair claims.
Guidance for RP Groups with a charitable organisation as a group member
At the end of March 2019, the Charity Commission published guidance for charities that have a relationship with connected non-charitable entities or organisations.
Employment Training Programme 2019
Our Employment Training Programme for 2019 comprises 4 seminars covering a range of topics that we hope our clients and contacts will find interesting and informative.
Managing Managing Agents: Your Five Point Plan
A five-point plan to guide you when managing agents.
Three steps to tackle non-occupation, subletting and disputed succession claims.
Non-occupation, subletting and disputed succession claims are issues that show no sign of going away.
Consultation on mitigating LGPS risk for admitted bodies
The Government has recently published a consultation on changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Purchasing a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)? – Key issues to consider at the outset
Opportunities for the acquisition of residential land and property assets are increasingly being presented to potential purchasers, including registered providers (RPs) and REIT vehicles.