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  • YMCA Sleepeasy

    05 March 2014

    On 15th March 2014 James Durston will be sleeping rough for a night to raise funds to help disadvantaged young people build a future.    James is a Housing Caseworker with Cartridges and is often assisting young people who find themsel...

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  • Who will get what if I get divorced? Where do I stand?

    28 February 2014

    You may have read in the news that the Law Commission has recommended allowing prenuptial agreements in the UK and making them legally binding.  The Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements proposals which have been put together by the Law ...

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  • Signing a Will

    27 February 2014

    Historically the preparation of a Will has required careful attention to detail and in particular a precise compliance with the formalities to ensure the Will is valid. One of the formalities that has often caused problems arises when a beneficiar...

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  • Age UK Exeter's Will Scheme

    26 February 2014

    Cartridges Solicitors are participating in the Age UK Exeter’s Will Scheme which runs from 3rd to 7th March 2014.  The scheme allows people to make Wills for which the participating Solicitors make no charge.  The people creating t...

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  • Marriage is made for Man, not Man for Marriage

    26 February 2014

    During a speech to the Medico-Legal Society on 18th February Lord Wilson of Culworth has said “same-sex marriage will strengthen the institution of marriage.” Speaking in Belfast Lord Wilson gave examples of  how the rules of ma...

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  • Law Commission report due: Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements

    25 February 2014

    On the 27th February 2014 the Law Commission for England and Wales will publish its report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements. The forthcoming report has evoked considerable speculation amongst practitioners and in the Press. Much of ...

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  • Need Legal Advice? Legal Aid is still available for all these cases:

    25 February 2014

    For a full copy of the poster please download it from the right handside of this article

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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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