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  • Families with children hit by insecurity in the private rented sector

    03 January 2017

    Two in 5 (39%) people living with their children in privately rented homes have a tenancy of 6 months or less, new figures from Citizens Advice reveal. Analysis by the national charity finds 1 in 3 (34%) private renters would like their tenancy...

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  • Flexible hours key to working longer, says new report

    03 January 2017

    Almost half of workers would stay in work if they were offered more flexibility by their employers in later life, according to new research. Forty seven per cent of workers responding to the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (BSAS)&nb...

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  • Homelessness on film

    03 January 2017

    From I, Daniel Blake to A Street Cat Named Bob, films about housing and homelessness are entering the mainstream. But have they made a difference to people working on the frontline? Kate Youde finds out Read more here 

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  • Small Business Saturday a great success!

    23 December 2016

    Small Business Saturday News - read the full version here   "Thank you to everyone who got involved to make 2016's Small Business Saturday such a success. A huge £717 million was spent with small businesses across the UK - ...

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  • Women's Aid Newsletter- December 2016

    23 December 2016

    Read the latest news here As we reach the end of what has been a politically and socially difficult year, it is an important time to reflect on our positive achievements. This has been an amazing year for Women’s Aid, and we are making a ...

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  • Budding Friends Artwork Open Evening

    22 December 2016

    We invited the Age UK #Exeter Budding Friends artists and their carers to come and view their work last week, along with those who support the Budding Friends project including Age UK Exeter, Gina Awad from Dementia Friends&nbs...

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  • European Court ruling backs protection of legal privilege

    21 December 2016

    Key protections that back strict limitations on the interception of legally privileged material have been backed by the Court of Justice of the European Union, in a move hailed by the Law Society of England and Wales. The Law Society was permit...

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  • INSURERS ATTEMPT TO DENY FULL COMPENSATION TO SEVERELY INJURED PEOPLE

    21 December 2016

    Lawyers have branded the insurance industry’s legal attack on catastrophically injured people’s compensation “worthy of Scrooge himself”. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is challenging the Lord Chancellor&rsquo...

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  • SPAM CALLS AND TEXTS TO REACH EPIDEMIC LEVEL

    21 December 2016

    Nuisance calls and texts about personal injury claims will reach ‘epidemic’ proportions under Government plans to reform ‘whiplash’ and other low value personal injury claims, lawyers have warned. “There will be an...

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  • Take Action! The Government is trying to take away the right to free or affordable legal representation

    15 December 2016

    As you may know the government is trying to take away the right to free or affordable legal representation if you’re injured – see this website for more information http://www.feedingfatcats.co.uk/ Could you please consider the ...

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  • Legal profession unified on Brexit

    14 December 2016

    The legal sector today spoke with one voice as the Bar Council's new "Brexit Papers" signaled support for the positions set out previously by the Law Society of England and Wales in the wake of the 23 June vote. "It is good to see the Bar reinf...

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  • NEW CALL FOR ROGUE BOSSES TO BE PROSECUTED

    14 December 2016

    Bosses who don't bother to take out compulsory insurance to protect employees should be subject to the full force of the law, MSPs on the Scottish Parliament's justice committee have been told. Gordon Dalyell, Scottish spokesman for the Associa...

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  • Personal injury reform – Take action

    14 December 2016

    In November 2016 the government announced proposals to: raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 stop or radically reduce compensation payments for minor soft tissue injuries, including whip...

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  • Business growth and respecting human rights intertwined

    09 December 2016

    Promoting business growth and respecting human rights go hand in hand, the Law Society of England and Wales said today as it published a guide to business and human rights compliance. 'Human rights support business growth, they are central to t...

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  • Age UK Exeter 10k Race 19th March 2017

    07 December 2016

    Same great run... with lots more fun! Registration is now open! Registering online is really easy - just click https://www.fullonsport.com/event/80s-retro-run--age-uk-exeter-10k/profile  to start the process. (Link takes you to Ful...

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  • Lawyers at risk: International human rights at the Law Society

    07 December 2016

    The role lawyers play at the forefront of the battle for human rights is celebrated this week at the Law Society in the approach to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. Law Society president Robert Bourns said: "International Human Ri...

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  • LAWYERS FORCE LORD CHANCELLOR TO ACT ON PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION

    07 December 2016

    A threat of legal action has forced a long-overdue review of the discount rate for personal injury claims by the Lord Chancellor. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) took the unusual step of starting legal action amid ongoing concer...

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  • New practice note supports solicitors in the fight against modern slavery

    07 December 2016

    The role solicitors have in ensuring they and their clients play their part in fighting modern slavery will be reinforced by new guidance from the Law Society of England and Wales. The practice note brings together legal requirements contained ...

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  • British Cycling statement on government's proposed 'whiplash claims' reforms

    06 December 2016

    British Cycling recognises the need to address the ‘compensation culture’ but we are disappointed by the breadth of the government’s consultation on reforming the whiplash claims process. Throughout the consultation,...

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  • New figures show divorce rate declined in 2014

    06 December 2016

    The Office of National Statistics’ latest figures on divorce in England and Wales show there were 111,169 divorces in England and Wales in 2014, a drop of 3.1% compared to 2013. The divorce rate has also fallen by 5.3% from 2013 to...

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