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  • 'Tremendous victory' for PI claimants over transferred claim

    06 December 2017

    The Court of Appeal handed victory to claimants today in a much-awaited decision with huge ramifications for law firms that bought up personal injury cases pre-dating the Jackson civil reforms.  In Budana v Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS T...

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  • MoJ scraps legal aid restrictions for victims of domestic violence

    05 December 2017

    Time limits preventing victims of domestic violence from obtaining legal aid for court hearings will be scrapped from January, the Ministry of Justice has announced. The heavily criticised restrictions, which have resulted in large numb...

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  • Court backs salesman's claim for 13 years of holiday pay

    01 December 2017

    A UK window salesman who did not receive a paid holiday for 13 years has been backed at the European Court of Justice in his landmark legal battle. Conley King worked for a sash window firm on a self-employed basis, but was later found to have wo...

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  • MPs blame 'defensive' NHS culture for spiralling claims costs

    01 December 2017

    Health bosses have created a culture which is costing the taxpayers millions in clinical negligence claims every week, MPs report today.  The Public Accounts Committee says it has identified a ‘prevailing attitude of defensiveness&...

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  • MEET THE FIRM - Dan Smith

    29 November 2017

    MEET THE FIRM! Dan Smith Meet Dan! Dan is a Will Practitioner in our Private Client Department and his role involves the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax Advice....

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  • Unmarried woman wins legal battle over bereavement damages

    28 November 2017

    A woman who won her landmark battle for greater legal recognition for bereaved unmarried couples has called for the law to recognise “society has moved on”. Jakki Smith, an NHS worker, took the government to court for breaching her hu...

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  • Conveyancing market 'bounces back' - but more help needed in Budget

    20 November 2017

    Latest Land Registry data suggests the conveyancing market is bouncing back, with middle-ranking firms emerging as the biggest winners according to new figures published today.  'We remain in the greatest housing crisis our country has known...

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  • Small Business Saturday - 2nd December 2017

    20 November 2017

    Have you got a budding business idea? Do you need some tips on how to develop your idea into a reality? Pop along to Exeter Library and pitch your business to our local experts at Cartridges Business Hub for some friendly and approachable advice f...

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  • Tribunal fee refunds finally open to all

    16 November 2017

    Anyone who paid an employment tribunal fee can now apply for a refund, the Ministry of Justice said today – more than three months after the Supreme Court declared the fees unlawful. The announcement follows ’a successful opening ...

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  • MEET THE FIRM - Cyndy Walker

    15 November 2017

    MEET THE FIRM! Cyndy Walker Meet Cyndy! Cyndy is a Chartered Legal Executive and heads our firm's Property Department. Her role involves buying and selling houses and flats, remortgages, transferring ownership and other property matter, details ...

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  • Law Society backs alternative wills

    10 November 2017

    The Law Society has said courts should be allowed to recognise people’s final wishes, even in cases where a traditionally valid will is not provided. Chancery Lane said today that the lack of a formal will should not restrict a court from r...

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  • CR2EE Christmas Shoebox Appeal

    06 November 2017

    We are taking part in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal with Christian Response to Eastern Europe (CR2EE) again this year. Moldova is one of the poorest and most deprived areas in Europe. A shoebox may not change that, but it can certainly bring a lot...

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  • Long-awaited government review of cuts to civil legal aid welcomed

    06 November 2017

    News that the government is to review the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales. Cartridges Law has continued to offer legal aid for housing and family law ca...

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  • My Heroes

    06 November 2017

    Halloween may have passed for this year, but the message behind this short video is still just as relevant. This 2-minute digital PSA was written by Alexander Day and Brian Carufe, directed by Almog Avidan Antonir, and produced by the team at Lan...

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  • 100 Years since women became people

    02 November 2017

    Dana Denis-Smith, journalist, City lawyer, woman in law and entrepreneur, is the founder of the First 100 Years project:  “I felt the need to bring a new perspective to the whole diversity debate by creating a coherent history of ...

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  • No-Fault Divorce System

    02 November 2017

    An important new study, directed by Professor Liz Trinder of the University of Exeter, “will hopefully lay to rest any argument against the long running case for a no-fault divorce system” according to partner, Bridget Garrood, who has...

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  • MEET THE FIRM - Victoria Matthews

    01 November 2017

    MEET THE FIRM! Victoria Matthews Meet Victoria! Victoria joined Cartridges in 2007 and is a Chartered Legal Executive in our Civil Litigation and Employment departments. Victoria specialises in Personal Injury cases and has recovered thousands o...

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  • MEET THE FIRM - Anita Laws

    24 October 2017

    MEET THE FIRM!Anita LawsMeet Anita! Anita is a Chartered Legal Executive within our Family Department. Anita advises clients on matters regarding divorce, dissolutions and all financial issues that may arise when a relationship breaks down.Anita h...

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  • Tribunal fee refund plan revealed - three months after Supreme Court ruling

    23 October 2017

    Nearly three months after employment tribunal fees were shot down by the Supreme Court, the government has revealed plans for refunding at least some who had forked out.   Click here to read the full article. 

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  • Prestigious national appointment for Exeter lawyer

    11 October 2017

    Penny Scott, partner at Cartridges Law, has been appointed as Chair of The Law Society’s Family Law Committee. Penny, who has served on the committee for five years, took up the position this month. The committee is made up of specialist fa...

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