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  • An evening with Jo Pavey

    16 January 2015

    An inspirational evening was had by all last night at the Barnfield Theatre with a talk by Jo Pavey.   Jo Pavey won the National 10000m championship in May 2014 having given birth to her second child, Emily, in 2013!  Her 2014 season ...

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  • Women’s Aid welcomes new offence but warns of ‘misuse’ of defence

    13 January 2015

    Women’s Aid has welcomed the Government’s amendments to criminalise coercive and controlling patterns of behaviour and psychological abuse in relationships, but warned that the defence included in the offence could too easily be manipu...

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  • New research: Quarter of British parents who live with their children ‘secretly consider divorce or separation’

    09 January 2015

    - Research also shows reluctance to seek support for relationship problems Embargoed until 00.01 Friday 2 January – ‘divorce day’ A quarter (26%) of British parents who currently live with their partner and children ha...

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  • Patients need truth about medical mistakes, say lawyers

    09 January 2015

    Medical and social care staff should be open and upfront about medical blunders, say lawyers as the Scottish Government consults on imposing a ‘duty of candour’ for healthcare providers. “Most people who are injured as a res...

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  • Should the hairdressing industry be regulated?

    09 January 2015

    There is an interesting blog entry by Ruth Johnson on the APIL website in relation to the regulation of the hairdressing industry.  At Cartridges we have successfully acted for numerous clients who have had personal injury claims as a result ...

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  • Three million people are struggling to pay their rent

    09 January 2015

    The Federation finds that the equivalent of three million people are struggling to pay their rent, as squeezed renters cut back on food and heating in the battle to make ends meet. 23 December 2014 Almost a third (31%) of private renters i...

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  • DASLS - By Rob Newman, Past President and Magna Carta Event

    07 January 2015

    From DASLS January Newsletter - click here for full version  By Rob Newman, Past President and Magna Carta EventWorking Party Chairman1215-2015 Seeking Justice A deeply unpopular government. Troubles in Europe, with concern...

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  • Corry Van Zeeland Presentation

    05 January 2015

    At the end of November Cartridges Solicitors, the University of Exeter, and DASLS had the pleasure of hosting a presentation by Corry Van Zeeland from the University of Tilburg, one of the most challenging and innovative thinkers in the field of m...

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  • Exeter’s City Link Employees. A crumb of comfort?

    05 January 2015

    The Exeter employees of failed business City Link have faced a gloomy Christmas and New Year.  What crumbs of comfort can be offered? At Cartridges Solicitors we can advise upon the compensation due to Exeter’s City Link employees. ...

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  • “KEEP CALM AND WEAR A FEZBAND FOR FORCE”

    22 December 2014

    This year instead of giving Christmas cards staff at Cartridges are donating to Martin Lynn’s campaign “KEEP CALM AND WEAR A FEZBAND FOR FORCE”   Martin won Hero of the Year at the Pride of Exeter awards in November having...

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  • Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign achieves criminalisation of coercive control

    18 December 2014

    The Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign is celebrating a significant breakthrough today, as the Government announced a new domestic violence law criminalising patterns of coercive, controlling and psychological abuse. The announcement is desig...

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  • Cohabitation law reform is at least a decade overdue

    17 December 2014

    From National Family Mediation  The largest provider of family meditation in England and Wales has welcomed the passing of the Cohabitation Rights Bill’s Second Reading in the House of Lords.    National Family M...

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  • Flash mob Shatters Lives campaign

    17 December 2014

      Be part of the flash mob action – with Shatters Lives Campaign   This week sees Devon and Cornwall Police’s domestic abuse ‘Shatters Lives’ campaign out on the streets to Christmas shoppers across the region....

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  • Cohabitation Rights Bill goes to Committee stage

    14 December 2014

    12 Dec 2014 Today the Cohabitation Rights Bill, introduced by Lords Marks, had its second reading in the House of Lords and passed through to Committee stage. As strong supporters of the movement to give cohabiting couples better legal protecti...

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  • Saatchi Bill "a danger to patients"

    14 December 2014

    The Government will sleepwalk into a patient safety nightmare if it does not listen to opposition to Lord Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill, lawyers warn. “In his obvious desire to help terminally ill people Lord Saatchi has becom...

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  • GP poll shows big increase in patients needing advice on everyday problems

    04 December 2014

    An opinion poll of GPs has found a majority of doctors believed that the number of their patients who would have benefited from legal or specialist advice has increased in the past year. (1)   Issues with benefits led the way with two thir...

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  • Legal aid lawyers 'a dying breed'

    01 December 2014

    Extensive research undertaken by the Law Society's Junior Lawyers Division has found that only four per cent of young lawyers are interested in working in legal aid. The JLD Early Career Work Experience Survey, published today (1 Decemb...

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  • Resolution welcomes publication of MoJ report on litigants in person

    01 December 2014

    Resolution welcomes the long-delayed publication of the Litigants in Person in Private Family Law Cases report, which draws attention to the serious and ongoing problems faced by people navigating the family courts without legal support....

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  • Divorce hurting British workplaces

    26 November 2014

    One in ten have had to leave jobs after a split, or have a colleague who has; 16% have seen workplace hit by sick leave following stress of break-up; 15% say separation or divorce had a negative impact on productivity British businesses ar...

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  • Family Dispute Resolution Week is finally here!

    26 November 2014

    Resolution's biggest public-facing campaign of the year, Family Dispute Resolution Week, launched this week.  VideoThis video is for those who are going through a separation or know someone else who is, the video sends a strong message...

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