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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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Changes to PSC Information
From 26 June 2017, as part of the implementation of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive, the Persons of Significant Control (“PSC”) regime will be updated.
Adjudication Decision: Approbation and reprobation or “blowing hot and cold”
In this update Suryen Nullatamby, Solicitor in our Construction Team looks at the recent case of Dawnus Construction Holdings Limited v Marsh Life Limited [2017] EWHC 1066.
Change is coming (again)
Over the past couple of weeks, Inside Housing has published two interesting sector surveys: it’s first ever HR survey and Hays’ annual salary survey.
The Welsh Government Consults on Deregulation
This briefing note provides guidance and our initial views on the consultation paper issued by Welsh Government on deregulation.
Growth Plan: Mitigating and managing your liability
Growth Plan is generally the scheme of choice for charitable and not-for-profit organisations. This multi-employer scheme is made up of multiple series - series 4 is a money purchase arrangement, but series 1-3 are defined benefit arrangements.
Interim payments in construction contracts – your questions answered
Cash is king for all those involved in construction projects, so whether you’re claiming or making a payment, there are steps you need to take to protect your business. Here’s everything you need to know to smooth the payment process.
NHS Trust to be investigated for baby deaths
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust will be investigated following a number of baby deaths.
JCT Contracts: Change is coming!
JCT has released further contracts under its new 2016 suite.
CONSTRUCTION LAW UPDATE: Proliferation of “Smash & Grab” adjudication cases
In his recent decision, 16 March 2017, in Hutton Construction Limited and Wilson Properties (London) Limited [2017] EWHC 517 (TCC), Mr Justice Coulson expounded his views on the proliferation of the “smash & grab” cases and the courts’ robust and consistent approach vis-a-vis the increasing number of challenges brought by unhappy defendants in the Technology and Construction Court.
Push to save lives by treating life threatening sepsis in patients, within the hour.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is urging Hospital staff to treat people with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour.
Bedroom Tax criteria to change from 1 April 2017
As a result of the Carmichael decision handed down by the Supreme Court last November, new Regulations will come into effect from 1 April 2017.
Further Regulations about Rent Reduction!
The Social Housing Rents (Exceptions & Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 come into force between 1 March and 6 April 2017.