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Business planning—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This practice note covers regulatory requirements which must be observed when preparing a written strategy for operating and managing the firm’s business, commonly known as a business plan.

Drafting a business plan
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information about preparing and implementing a successful business plan.

Financial management 2019—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides guidance on managing financial risk and is intended for law firms. It reflects the SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 and additional financial management requirements that apply to Lexcel accredited firms. It also provides guidance on common financial risk tools.

Financial management—regulatory requirements 2011 [Archived]
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers the regulatory requirements that must be observed to minimise any events that could affect your firm’s financial stability. This is sometimes referred to as managing financial risk. It also addresses additional financial management requirements that apply to Lexcel accredited firms.

Formulating an ICT plan
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information on formulating, drafting and implementing a strategic (information and communication technology) ICT plan.

Identifying information security risks—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note is intended to help you identify the information and data your firm holds and is responsible for (sometimes called your information assets), determine the associated risks (the information risks) and consider how information risks can be mitigated or removed altogether.

Information management and security—regulatory requirements—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the key compliance, regulatory and statutory provisions governing the management and security of information and data, referred to as information management and security. This includes requirements imposed by the SRA, UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), Computer Misuse Act 1990 and other regulations or best practice recommendations.

Mitigating information and data security risks—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers practical steps you can take to seek to improve and maintain information and data security. You must take appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing of, and accidental loss of or damage to, personal data.

Contributions by DG Legal Experts

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Business continuity plan—BCP—a practical guide
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains what a business continuity plan (BCP) is and the regulatory requirements in relation to BCPs, and provides guidance on formulating a BCP.

Business continuity plan—BCP—lifecycle
Practice notes

This Practice Note Business continuity plan (BCP) lifecycle is designed to help you navigate our BCP Precedents.

Conducting a fire risk assessment
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information on conducting a fire risk assessment in an office-based workplace. You have a duty to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to ensure the effective planning, control and monitoring of preventative and protective measures in relation to fire risks in your workplaces. In order to identify the general fire precautions you need to take, you must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks.

Conducting a first aid needs assessment
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information on conducting a first aid needs assessment.

Conducting a health and safety risk assessment
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information on conducting a health and safety risk assessment in an office-based workplace.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—safe working in an office environment
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers employers’ health and safety obligations and the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) for office working procedures and workplace safety. It covers health and safety issues in an office-based workplace and reflects government guidance on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic in offices and contact centres. Other industry/workplace-specific requirements may apply in different working environments.

Dealing with health and safety incidents
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information on investigating, handling and reporting health and safety incidents.

Dealing with health and safety incidents—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to health and safety incidents including requirements relating to the reporting of injuries, diseases and other dangerous occurrences.

Display screen equipment—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to the use and care of visual display screen equipment.

Fire safety in the workplace—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in an office-based workplace, including in relation to duties of the responsible person, general fire precautions, signs and signals, and high risk activities and dangerous substances. Building regulations are outside the scope of this Practice Note.

First aid in the workplace—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to first aid in an office-based workplace, including requirements relating to the provision of first aid kits, first aiders and first aid rooms.

Formulating a health and safety plan
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with formulating, implementing and reviewing a plan to manage health and safety and control associated risks in an office-based workplace.

Formulating a health and safety policy
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information for organisations on drafting and implementing a health and safety policy. It reviews key issues to consider and refers to tools that could be of assistance.

Health and safety assessment and planning lifecycle
Practice notes

This chart is provided for your information to help you navigate our health and safety assessment and planning Precedents. It is not intended to be capable of being edited.

Health and safety assessment and planning—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to health and safety in an office-based workplace and in particular, the requirements for health and safety assessment and planning.

Health and safety in the workplace—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to health and safety in an office-based workplace including requirements relating to the provision of safe workplace equipment and manual handling.

Health and safety policy—regulatory requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers compliance and regulatory requirements relating to health and safety (H&S) and, in particular, the requirements for a written Health and safety/H&S policy.

Health and safety—key legislation table
Practice notes

This Practice Note consists of a table that contains a summary of the key legislation relevant to health and safety in an office-based workplace. The table indicates which measures apply, depending on the type and size of organisation.

Managing fire safety in the workplace
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides practical information on managing and ensuring fire safety in an office-based workplace.

Fire warden role profile
Precedents

This Precedent Fire warden role profile is suitable for a fire warden with overall oversight of fire safety in your organisation.

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