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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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PSC Register One Year On
In this article, we look at how the people with significant control (PSC) regime has so far been implemented and enforced, and how proposed changes to the legal landscape could impact the regime’s application.
New Free Service at Companies House
The Companies House instant updates service lets you receive email alerts of company transactions. The alert tells you instantly what’s been filed as soon as it’s been accepted by Companies House.
Capital Market Funding: Governance and Disclosure Guidelines
Although this article specifically references housing associations, the guidance raises issues of disclosure for any organisation that is seeking to raise funds by way of listed bonds.
Fundraising Regulator Steps Up a Gear
Your charity may have received a letter from the Fundraising Regulator asking it to pay a fundraising levy.
Property Management – the shape of things to come for RPs?
With an estimated pipeline of £17 billion of rental stock and a forecasted requirement of some £300 billion more over the next 5 years, Registered Providers (also known as RPs) find themselves facing an interesting strategic dilemma. Are they better off sticking or twisting?
Contaminated Blood Scandal
On the 26th of April 2017 the Guardian published an article indicating that Andy Burnham MP had called on the Government to open an enquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal of the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Actions needed following Each Baby Counts investigation
An investigation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has revealed the actions needed to prevent baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth.
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.