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  • SAFE - Loss of Refuge

    25 February 2014

    PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY “LIKING” this  Facebook page to Save Exeter Refuge. To join the page click here    SIGN THE PETITION HERE  Respected local charity Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) formerly Exeter Wo...

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  • Flooding and Employers Responsibilities

    18 February 2014

      This year in particular has seen appalling weather and consequent flooding of large parts of the country. The forecast is that whilst the weather may improve the flooding could get worse before it gets better.  Whatever the outlook, f...

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  • Number of divorces in England and Wales increased slightly since 2011

    10 February 2014

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of divorces in England and Wales has increased slightly since 2011, by 0.5%, with 118,140 divorces recorded in 2012. Some interesting figures have been released:  ...

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  • Since July 2013 the Employment Tribunal has imposed fees:

    10 February 2014

      Since July 2013 the Employment Tribunal has imposed fees.  These can be considerable.  £250 to start a claim and £950 to have a Hearing.  This at the point in time when someone has lost their job and probably ...

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  • Fundraising Dinner at The Goa Spice Premier Restaurant, Cowick Street

    03 February 2014

    There will be a Fundraising Dinner at The Goa Spice Premier Restaurant, 54 Cowick Street on Thursday 6th March - 7pm for 7.30pm   The dinner is in aid of the Lord Mayor's Charity 2013/14, Ataxia UK (click here for more information); and Ag...

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  • The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launched its first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 late last year

    03 February 2014

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launched its first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 late last year In September 2013 The SFO brought fraud charges against 4 Directors who were allegedly involved in the sale of bio-fuel products to UK investo...

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  • Legal Aid Watch Article: Domestic Violence/Legal Aid Cuts

    30 January 2014

    Legal Aid Watch Article:   Legal aid cuts see victims of domestic violence cross-examined by abusive partners, according to Natalia Rymaszewska, Deputy Chief Executive of the London Legal Support Trust. Rachel Schraer reports. ...

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  • Leading barrister speaks of the importance of human rights

    29 January 2014

    The University of Bedfordshire reports: BARONESS Helena Kennedy, one of the UK’s leading human rights advocates, argued this week that the United Kingdom must not withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) if it is to co...

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  • Business Seminar 30th January

    27 January 2014

    Cartridges’ Business Hub team will be presenting a seminar at the Best of Exeter this Thursday 30th January from 8am for 2 hours.   It will focus on recent business case law and then run through some informative business tips inclu...

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  • The right to request flexible working

    23 January 2014

    Later this year, all employees who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks or more will have the right to ask if they can work flexibly. The consultation asked employers for their views on the draft Code and good practice guidance to help mana...

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  • Changes to Employment Law

    22 January 2014

    Not much by way of interesting employment news this week, but one piece of legislation of considerable significance is due to come into law by the end of the month The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)...

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  • Courts becoming clogged as legal aid cuts affect separating couples seeking mediation

    16 January 2014

    “Separating couples are being cut adrift by changes to legal aid, experts say, as the numbers accessing publicly funded mediation or family lawyers have fallen dramatically.   Despite Government insistence that it is championing med...

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  • Stonewall publishes its list of the UK’s Top 100 Employers 2014

    16 January 2014

    Yesterday Stonewall published its Top 100 Employers 2014 list showing Britain's best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Gentoo, the housing and property company, was named as 2014’s top gay-friendly employer; in second place wa...

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  • Constructive Dismissal and The Right to be Accompanied.

    14 January 2014

    Constructive Dismissal and The Right to be Accompanied. For some years workers have been entitled to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing by a friend of their choice provided he/she is either:- 1. A paid official of a trade ...

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  • Exeter City Football Club ‘HALL OF FAME’

    14 January 2014

    Exeter City Football Club ‘HALL OF FAME’   Cartridges will be a secondary sponsor for the Exeter City Football Club's Hall of Fame. The club is setting up an official Hall of Fame to honour some of the great names associated ...

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  • Mesothelioma in the news

    07 January 2014

    From the Western Morning News 30th December 2013 “Almost 400 people in the Westcountry have died in the last five years from asbestos exposure, figures have revealed. Legislation is currently going through Parliament to provide a compensatio...

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  • Our Christmas Office Hours

    20 December 2013

    Our offices will be closed from 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 24th December until 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2014, when normal office hours will resume.  Cartridges would like to take this opportunity to wish you a peaceful Christmas...

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  • FORCE Fundraiser

    10 December 2013

    Cartridges’ staff will be donning their silly Christmas jumpers on 11th December to raise money for FORCE.   FORCE is a cancer charity who play a vital role in local cancer services and have done so for 26 years.  They hold the b...

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  • Stonewall - A message from Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive - Equal marriage announcement

    10 December 2013

    Dear Supporter, A message from Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive We’re delighted that moments ago the Government in Westminster announced the timetable for the implementation of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in England and Wales. S...

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