Running a legal department

Running a legal department guidance:

What is privilege? The core aim of privilege is to protect the confidentiality of communications between clients and their lawyers. Note that the right belongs to the...

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Under-performing employees can cause a serious drain on management time and also have a knock-on effect on the treatment of other employees: • employees who are...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on different approaches to delivering learning and development (L&D) and covers: • factors to consider when selecting learning...

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There is little support or guidance available for in-house legal teams seeking to train trainee solicitors in-house; the main focus revolves around ‘traditional’ training...

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This Practice Note contains a case study following the implementation of a competency framework within a large legal team. There may appear to be a lot of stages but this...

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This note offers practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on how to build and improve relationships within the legal team by way of better coordination of effort...

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The requirement to undertake 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training each year was phased out in November 2016 and replaced by the SRA competency...

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Formal performance management meetings will normally require guidance from Human Resources (HR) as there are certain areas which must be covered when proceeding along a...

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It is important to decide in advance what parameters and rules might be needed to manage the meeting. For example, think about mobiles/other devices—should they be...

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Employers may wish to know whether a prospective employee has a criminal record, for example because: • it reflects on the employee’s character and suitability for the...

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This Practice Note considers: • what cultural awareness is and why it is important in the workplace • why cultural diversity in the workplace is important • what...

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Competency frameworks are often greeted with a good degree of cynicism but by supporting that roll out with a training programme you enable delegates to ask questions,...

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This Practice Note will focus on the preparatory considerations and steps you may want to consider when starting out on a strategy. The scope An initial consideration is...

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This Practice Note provides guidance for in-house lawyers on the use of competency models to development talent within their teams and includes a sample competency model...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on how to embed learning and development (L&D) into the in–house legal department by ensuring it is aligned with business strategy,...

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Senior lawyers reporting to business managers in other jurisdictions may not relish functional reporting, especially if they were in place before you assumed your role as...

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