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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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Employment Training Programme 2018
Devonshires’ Employment Team is pleased to publish our programme of seminar events for 2018. Looking at what is coming up in 2018 and taking account of feedback from previous sessions we have designed a programme which mixes some new topics with some perennially popular ones. Our seminars are specifically aimed at HR Professionals and are
Banking, Capital Markets & Securitisation: Our teams set the gold standard
Devonshires has one of the largest specialist banking, capital markets and securitisation teams working in the UK dedicated to social housing.
Devonshires Employment Law Brief Autumn 2017
Welcome to our latest round up of employment law and cases. If you have any questions on the matters raised in this briefing, please speak to your usual contact in the Employment and Pensions team.
The Employment Round-Up
The headline issue from the summer was the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees which had been introduced in 2013.
Is Suspension a Neutral Act?
Disciplinary policies refer to suspension as a neutral act as employers often consider that it is not a disciplinary sanction nor does it imply guilt.
GDPR: Guidance for Employers
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will be directly applicable to all EU member states.
Right to Work – Employers fined £10M in the first quarter of 2017
UK Visas and Immigration have published a quarterly report showing the total number of fines for illegal working given to employers in the United Kingdom.
Whistleblowing Protection: When is a disclosure in the Public Interest?
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 gives protection to employees who blow the whistle on malpractice by their employer. The dismissal of an employee will be automatically unfair when the sole or principal reason for their dismissal is that they have made a “protected disclosure”.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 20
We hope you like the new format which gives you the usual updates on typical Housing Management Issues, but also gives you more of an idea of who’s behind the Devonshires Housing Management Team.
Are we going the REIT way?
The London Stock Exchange is beginning to see a surge in investor interest in UK housing stock through investment in tax efficient vehicles known as Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”).
The Charity Governance Code
An updated version of the Charity Governance Code was published on 13 July, setting out higher standards and urging larger charities to carry out external reviews every three years.
Has your AGM become stale?
With company secretaries under increasing pressure to find more effective ways to communicate with shareholders, registered providers (RPs) need to take a closer look at the role of their AGM.