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A guide to e-disclosure and avoiding pitfalls
From the moment your organisation becomes aware that it might become involved in a dispute, you have a duty to retain relevant documents and ensure they are not deleted either intentionally or because of data retention policies. As first published by external agency, IT Group. E-disclosure refers to the search for disclosure of all relevant
Crowdfunded litigation – The future?
With the growth of the internet and social media, it is hardly surprising that the concept of crowdfunding has in recent years extended far beyond its first origins in the publishing industry and in the funding of military conflict through war bonds. In this article Matthew Garbutt explains how crowdfunding can be used as a
Recent Case Highlights
Over the last year, Devonshires’ Commercial Litigation team has continued to represent a wide array of clients, including ultra high net worth individuals, large multinational companies, regulatory bodies, housing associations, and SMEs. Outlined below are just some of our recent highlights: In June 2017, we successfully defended a substantial claim for damages and quantum meruit
Housing Management Brief: Issue 21
In this edition of our HM Brief we focus on two of Judge Luba’s recent decisions: one relating to service of NTQs on the Public Trustee (following the tenant’s death); and a second dealing with the Deregulation Act 2015 and service of Gas Safety Certificates on assured shorthold tenants.
An introductory look at the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards Bill) 2017-19
This is a Private Member’s Bill currently progressing through Parliament which intends to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985) to extend and expand an existing implied term.
Maxine Pavey v London Borough of Hackney: Focus on valid service of NTQs after death
The recent judgement of His Honour Judge Luba QC puts a Landlord’s procedure for terminating a tenancy upon the death of a tenant firmly into the spotlight.
Landlords: Are you aware of the risks associated with covert recordings?
Many individuals, including tenants, have started to use their smartphones to record telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings. There is currently no law that prohibits this activity.
Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices: Make sure you get it right
We regularly receive enquiries in relation to the content and form of section 21 notices and the legal requirements to ensure they are valid, in particular the changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015.
Accelerated Possession Proceedings: Recent Changes to Claim Form N5B
Housing Associations need to be aware of changes to the N5B form for Accelerated claims for possession when seeking possession of an assured shorthold tenancy.
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.