Publications

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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“Houston, we have a problem”
The popular (but in fact erroneous) quotation from the radio communications in the Apollo 13 space mission has become a popular refrain to account, informally, the emergence of an unforeseen problem.
Insurers: Please pay, no more delay
One of the long standing problems with the English law’s treatment of insurers’ delay to payment of valid claims was that it offered no meaningful remedy to a business or individual who was in desperate need to receive the indemnity payment due.
Unexplained Wealth Orders
UWOs were only recently introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 as new investigative orders and are governed by sections 362A to 362T of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”).
“Rocket Docket” Justice
Following the successful pilot between 2015 and 2017, the Business Court in England and Wales have now embedded in the High Court procedures a couple of shorter and more flexible litigation procedures.
IT’S THE LAW: Commercial Property
Don’t bury your head in the sand if your tenant defaults
IT’S THE LAW: Joint Ventures
Nowadays, Joint Ventures are an integral part of the property development landscape. They are a tried and tested mechanism for increasing housing supply.
Leasehold & Property Litigation Training Programme 2019/20
Devonshires Leasehold & Property Litigation Team are pleased to present the 2019/20 Leasehold & Property Litigation Training Programme. Invitations outlining programme and speaker details will be issued for each event.
Devonshires Housing Management Training Programme 2019/20
Devonshires Housing Management Team are pleased to present the 2019/20 Housing Management training programme. Invitations outlining programme and speaker details will be issued for each event.
IT’S THE LAW: Drones
Oh look, it’s Devonshires, droning on again...Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a surveyor (or other building professional)!
Approved Document B: New and Improved
This article sets out the changes and clarifications made, particularly in Approved Document B: Volume 2, specifically Section 12.
New Government Guidance on Use of High Pressure Laminate Panels in External Walls
On 18 July 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government issued Advice Note 22 concerning the fire safety of external wall systems that incorporate High Pressure Laminate Panels on residential buildings of 18m or more.
Procurement issues in construction: your legal options
James Grinstead, Solicitor, discusses how flaws in the construction procurement process may trigger unfair practices.