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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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  • CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

    20 December 2017

    We will be closed on Friday 22nd December at 3pm and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Friday 22nd December 17 - Open 9am-3pm Monday 25th December 17 - Closed Tue...

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  • Diversity of legal profession should mirror the population it serves

    19 December 2017

    The rule of law depends on every person being treated equally within our justice system, the Law Society of England and Wales said today following the government’s commitment to tackling racial inequality in the Criminal Justice System. &ld...

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  • ITS CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY!

    15 December 2017

     Christmas Jumper Day There is a great turn out of Christmas Jumpers in the office today all in aid of Save The Children Charity.. some even have bells! Visit their website to found out more about how the money we raise helps protect childre...

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  • MEET THE FIRM - Julie Farmer

    13 December 2017

    MEET THE FIRM! Julie Farmer Meet Julie! Julie is our Finance Manager and has been part of Cartridges Law for an astounding 17 years! Although Julie's role revolves around finances, her years of administrative work throughout the firm mean that s...

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  • Our Budding Friends Event

    07 December 2017

    BIG THANK YOU to all of those that attended our Budding Friends Christmas Festivities Evening on Thursday 7th December, a wonderful evening was had by all. Big thank you to the Big Noise The Big Noise Chorus Ltd who filled our reception...

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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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