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Devon Leads the way in Mediation

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6 September
Sep 6
6th September 2017

Devon Leads the way in Mediation A lot of people have heard about mediation, some people have tried it with varying degrees of success.  There are now television programmes about it. Most people consider mediation when it comes to divorce. However mediation is actively encouraged by the court for people with any other type of dispute. Mediation for civil matters in Devon was actively practised between 2002 and 2008 in the Small Claims Court in the Exeter County Court with a great deal of success.   Mediation is simply a method of helping people to see if they can negotiate a resolution whatever it is that they are in dispute about - an animal, a product, or even their property rights. ...

Lack of housing legal aid services is leading to advice deserts across Devon and Somerset

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6 September
Sep 6
6th September 2017

Lack of housing legal aid services is leading to advice deserts across Devon and Somerset Families across large parts of Devon and Somerset are denied state-funded advice on housing issues because of legal aid deserts which have emerged due to drastic government cuts in spending, the Law Society of England and Wales said as it launched a new interactive map highlighting the problem.   Mark Roome, President of Devon and Somerset Law Society said: “Our region has just three firms of solicitors in Devon, and one in Somerset who specialise in housing and whose advice is available through legal aid.   “Advice on housing is vital for people who are facing eviction, the homeless and thos...

DASLS Challenge Cup 2016: Five a Side Football

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6 September
Sep 6
6th September 2017

DASLS Challenge Cup 2016: Five a Side Football   Thursday 8 September saw the DASLS Challenge Cup Football Tournament. Held indoors at the University's Sport Centre, the event was well attended with seven firms competing not only for maximum Challenge Cup points but also the 'crown' of five-a-side football champions for the year!   Competition was fierce but with good sporting behaviour shown by all. Games took the format of two ten minute halves, with each team playing a minimum of two games over the course of the evening. Stephens Scown emerged victorious after a hotly contested final with Foot Anstey, the latter aided by a sterling display from their goal keeper who, unfortunately d...

Press Release | Don't disregard legal advice; DASLS urges SMEs to be legally prepared

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6 September
Sep 6
6th September 2017

Press Release | Don't disregard legal advice; DASLS urges SMEs to be legally prepared SMEs across the South West are being urged to take professional legal advice to make sure their business is covered for any potential issues.   The Devon and Somerset Law Society (DASLS) suggests that, in the wake of Brexit and with continuing uncertainty about the economy, now is a crucial time for smaller businesses to make sure they are fighting fit in terms of business law.   DASLS President and comm...

Challenge Cup - Footgolf Winners

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6 September
Sep 6
6th September 2017

Challenge Cup - Footgolf Winners The third event of the DASLS challenge cup took place on Thursday 13 July at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre.   Six teams were presented with not golf clubs and golf balls as you would normally expect at a golf centre, but footballs and giant holes. The game was footgolf and the rules are simple - the least kicks taken to place the football in the hole was the winner. The teams had to encounter hills, "the rough", a ravine, and a pond to name a few. Luckily I only k...

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