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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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.
Inadequacies on NHS maternity ward result in tragic death
The news this week that serious “failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment” resulted in a woman’s death after childbirth underlines the tragic impact of some of the challenges faced by the NHS.
2017: A Year of Legacy Claims?
Over the next week or so, three words – “Happy New Year !“ – shall be uttered to colleagues as normal business resumes following the Yuletide break. It seems like it was only yesterday that the same words were used as we waved goodbye to 2015 and said hello 2016.
Immigration Act 2016 provisions and new prescribed form of Section 8 Notice of Seeking Possession into force from 1st December 2016
As of 1st December 2016, the Immigration Act 2014 will be amended by Sections 39 to 41 of the Immigration Act 2016. The provisions apply to private sector landlords and to social landlords.
Inquiry call over deaths in childbirth underlines challenges faced by NHS
Midwifery and obstetric errors can have a devastating impact on the families involved. We deal with many cases where serious mistakes have been made as a result of a lack of resources and training.
Complaining in care homes should be encouraged not dismissed
News that hundreds of care homes are banning relatives from visiting elderly residents over complaints about quality of care highlights a growing need for sector reform.