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  • LAWYERS CONDEMN ‘EXCESSIVE’ PERSONAL INJURY REFORM

    18 November 2016

    Government plans to reform personal injury claims take common law back to the dark ages, lawyers have said today. In a long-awaited announcement, the Government proposes removal or restriction of the right to full compensation for pain and suffer...

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  • New research reveals top tips for businesses to better manage mental health at work

    18 November 2016

    Managers need the skills to create a positive environment for mental health at work to reduce stress among staff and make businesses more productive, according to a new report. The report makes the human case that employers should prioritise me...

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  • Whiplash plans under fire from Law Society

    18 November 2016

    Plans to up the small claims limit for personal injury to £5000 today came under fire from the Law Society of England and Wales. 'These proposals will completely undermine the right of ordinary people to receive full and proper compensati...

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  • Karyna Squibb at the South Empty Homes Forum Event

    17 November 2016

    Karyna Squibb attended the South West Empty Homes Forum event at Sandy Park yesterday to give a presentation about Probate and the Empty Home.  It was received very well with plenty of good feedback for Karyna.   Karyna talked about a ...

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  • Reclaim the Night Exeter – Thursday 8th December 2016

    16 November 2016

    #ExeterRTN 16 Days of Action in #Exeter 2016 - A collection of local events in Exeter and Devon that raise awareness, express solidarity and stimulate action to end Domestic & Sexual Violence & Abuse (DSVA). Click here for full event info...

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  • YRes Quiz

    16 November 2016

    We are looking forward to having a team in this YRes quiz tomorrow - wish us luck! Bridget Garrood will be testing her general knowledge! Bridget herself is a member of Resolution and is a Resolution-trained Collaborative Family Lawyer and a me...

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  • 16 Days of Action in Exeter 2016 - Against Domestic & Sexual Violence & Abuse

    15 November 2016

    Click here for the website and to keep updated with events    WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? This is a collection of local events in Exeter and Devon that raise awareness, express solidarity and stimulate action to end Domestic & Sexual Viol...

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  • Exeter Cycling Charter

    15 November 2016

    We are very happy to have signed up to the #Exeter Cycling Charter and fully support this initiative.  As a firm we have many keen cyclists who regularly cycle to work and we enjoy sharing images of the beautiful views our city...

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  • Impact of courts and tribunal fees should urgently be revisited by ministers

    10 November 2016

    The impact of successive court and tribunal fee increases on access to justice must be assessed by ministers before they reject proposals from legal experts for fee reductions or reversals, the Law Society urged today, following the government's r...

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  • Cohabitation law is failing 3.3 million families, says Resolution

    08 November 2016

    Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics reveal that there are now 3.3 million cohabiting couple families in the UK, with the number more than doubling over the last twenty years. Yet should these couples separate, they...

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  • DAA Newsletter October 2016

    08 November 2016

    This month's newsletter features an interview with Sarah Butchard of Mersey Care NHS FT and all the essential news and updates. http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/news/20152_daa_newsletter

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  • Independent judiciary underpins our democracy and rule of law

    08 November 2016

    An independent judiciary is fundamental to Britain's democracy and to the rule of law and it underpins the UK’s reputation for balance and stability, the Law Society of England and Wales said as it welcomed today's comments from attorney gen...

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  • Lawyers volunteer millions of hours of free legal advice for the public good

    08 November 2016

    Every year lawyers across England and Wales volunteer nearly two million hours of free legal advice to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. National Pro Bono Week, 7-11 November 2016, is a nationwide campaign of events to celebrat...

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  • Pro bono initiatives boost access to justice

    08 November 2016

    The solicitor profession's contribution to access to justice will be boosted today with the launch of the Law Society's Pro Bono Charter and Manual. Working pro bono publico - for the public good - has been fundamental to the profession for genera...

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  • NEW FIGURES HIGHLIGHT FATAL ASBESTOS LEGACY IN BRITISH TOWNS

    03 November 2016

    New figures show that six people die of asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma every day in England and Wales.   A regional breakdown highlights the towns hardest hit by the deadly disease.  The most affected area, Barrow-in-F...

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  • Citizens Advice responds to tribunal ruling on Uber drivers’ employment status

    01 November 2016

    Clearer rules are needed to determine whether someone is an employee, a worker or self-employed, says Citizens Advice. Responding to the verdict of an employment tribunal case brought against Uber by a group of its drivers- which has today ru...

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  • Government changes boost protection for legal privilege

    01 November 2016

    Further amendments made to the Investigatory Powers Bill today will help to protect legally privileged communications from being inappropriately accessed, the Law Society said today. The changes, following advocacy from the Law Societ...

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  • No Safe Refuge for LGBT asylum seekers

    01 November 2016

    UK detention offers little sanctuary from homophobic, biphobic and transphobic abuse LGBT detainees often denied access to medication, such as HIV drugs and anti-depressants Staff are ill-equipped to meet the needs of LGBT people or to protect...

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  • Parliamentary brief: Homelessness Reduction Bill

    01 November 2016

    The Law Society is calling for MPs to support the Homelessness Reduction Bill as an effective legislative measure in support of the Government’s objective of reducing homelessness. The Statutory homelessness and prevention and rel...

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  • Government to support new legislation to reduce homelessness

    27 October 2016

    The Homelessness Reduction Private Members Bill is to be supported by the government, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed today. The Homelessness Reduction Bill will significantly reform England’s homelessness legislatio...

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