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  • Devon and Somerset Law Society Awards - We have been shortlisted!

    05 February 2018

    We are very proud to have been nominated for 3 out of 12 possible awards at this year's @DSLawSociety awards! Law Firm 1-10 Partners, Employer of the Year and Support team member of the year for our great Receptionists, Vivien Cocks and Emilia St...

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  • Family Committee Chair Update - 30th January 2018

    01 February 2018

    Our Partner, Penny Scott was proudly appointed Chair of the Family Law Committee for The Law Society in October 2017. Here is her update on topics of discussion from a meeting she attended on behalf of the Law Society with the Association of the D...

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  • Its LGBT+ History Month!

    01 February 2018

    Today marks the first day of LGBT+ History Month. Partner, Bridget Garrood is a member of the Law Society LGBT+ Division. Take a read of her fellow members article on The Law Society Gazette. Stumbling on the same stone February is designated ...

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  • Stonewall - Transphobia today

    30 January 2018

    Stonewall released new research on the shocking impact of widespread transphobia in Britain today. Stonewall commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey asking more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people across England, Scotland and...

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  • High court challenge against legal aid cuts highlights growing risk of miscarriages of justice

    26 January 2018

    The Law Society today issued proceedings against the Ministry of Justice to challenge a decision to implement further cuts to legal aid. Payments for paper-heavy crown court cases - where large amounts of evidence are served - have been slashed a...

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  • The Great Legal Bake Off - on 15th February 2018

    26 January 2018

    We will be holding our Great Legal Bake off on Thursday 15th February – so pop into our offices then and grab a cake for a good cause! We are open from 10:30am until 7pm on the 15th, so pop to our offices in Cowick Street, Exeter to pick up...

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  • Court of protection highlights human cost of cuts

    25 January 2018

    The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.   “The judgment ...

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  • MEET THE FIRM - Ros Davies

    24 January 2018

    Meet Ros! Ros is a Probate Specialist in our Private Client Department specialising in Probate and Estate Administration of both taxable and non-taxable estates as well as having vast knowledge in dealing with intestate estates. In addition Ros de...

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  • Compensation plans could deal up double whammy for road traffic accident victims

    19 January 2018

    People trying to get compensation after being hurt in road traffic accidents face a double whammy of having to mount a claim without legal representation or the support of medical experts, the Law Society of England and Wales warned. Submit...

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  • Sponsored event gets major success - WOW Women of the World!

    18 January 2018

    Last year we sponsored the WOW - Women of the World event held in Exeter, with various people from our firm attending, sitting on panels and giving talks. The incredible event celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls. Originating...

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  • Cafcass publishes new research on private law cases that return to court

    16 January 2018

    Cafcass has published new research that shows for the first time the scale of private lawcases that come back to court. Our research considers why these cases return and how some cases may benefit from alternative dispute resolution. The res...

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  • Medics outraged as MedCo fees double

    12 January 2018

    Costly court battles and a tumultuous personal injury market have prompted the whiplash accreditation scheme to raise the fees it charges experts by 100%. Medical experts in the market now effectively face the option of paying up or shutting down ...

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  • Letter calling for greater rights for cohabitants

    10 January 2018

    More than six million people are cohabiting — living together without being married — in the UK. It is the fastest-growing family type. Society is changing, but sadly laws in England and Wales lag behind. Many still believe in the myth...

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  • MEET THE FIRM - Hannah Quick

    10 January 2018

    MEET THE FIRM! Hannah Quick Meet Hannah! Hannah is our newest Trainee Solicitor. Hannah started as a Legal Assistant in the Family Department following obtaining her Law Degree, LPC and Masters Degree. Due to her incredible hard work and commitme...

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  • Separating families miss opportunity for simpler court forms

    10 January 2018

    Government Ministers have missed another opportunity to nudge family justice processes closer to the 21st century, says a national family charity, following the publication of amended family court forms.   Paperwork for separating couples a...

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  • Shelter report reveals the devastating impact of homelessness in the classroom

    10 January 2018

    Posted 21 Dec 2017 A unique investigation by Shelter, exploring how teachers view the impact of homelessness on children, reveals that many are struggling to cope with the growing levels of homelessness in their classrooms. In-depth interviews w...

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  • Boost for justice for victims of domestic violence after legal aid rule change

    08 January 2018

    8 January 2018 The number of domestic abuse victims able to access free legal advice is set to increase after the government relented on excessively strict evidence rules introduced in 2013. The hurdles – including arbitrary ti...

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  • Health, Social Care and the "Dementia Tax"

    05 January 2018

    You can hardly have missed the recent headlines about health and social care; from bed blocking to the hastily abandoned social care proposals of the general election. Who pays for care is the big issue no one seems willing to tackle. A dementia ...

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  • New family court forms

    04 January 2018

    HMCTS has introduced five new forms for the family court. New forms FM1, Form B, Form A1, Form A and C100 will come into effect on 8 January 2018. HMCTS will continue to accept old forms until 12 January. Click here to find links where ...

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  • GET TO GRIPS WITH CLEARING SNOW AND ICE, SAY LAWYERS

    02 January 2018

    Members of the public do not need to worry about being sued if they use common sense when clearing paths and driveways of ice and snow, says a leading personal injury lawyer. “After the recent snowy and icy conditions, the myth is still cir...

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