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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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This Practice Note summarises the traditional fiduciary duties of company directors, including the duty to act in the best interests of the company,...
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Albania; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil;...
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This Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope of the...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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This Practice Note summarises the procedure to amend or change a company’s articles of association in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA...
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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This Practice Note focuses on how a company secretary of a public company (as defined) or a private company (as defined) may be removed.It does not...
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-sized quoted companies. One...
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As a corporation (as defined) has no physical presence, it must appoint an individual to attend and act on its behalf at a general meeting of a...
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This Practice Note considers how to motivate and manage direct reports who are not in the same location as you.Generally it is harder to motivate and...
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Type of informationDetailed informationDate provided to traineeIntroduction to the firm[Provide basic details about your firm, eg location, number of...
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26th Sep
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Name of trainee[insert trainee’s name]Appraising supervisor[insert trainee’s job title]Appraisal periodFrom [insert date] to [insert date]Date of...
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The requirements when supervising trainees derive from the SRA Codes of Conduct and the SRA’s specific regulatory requirements for authorised training...
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Virtual meetings can be held over the telephone, via video call or using virtual meeting software, and can be far more cost and time-effective than a...
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26th Sep
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Many managers are concerned about managing teams they don’t see in person on a regular basis, but there are plenty of success stories which prove that...
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26th Sep
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Dear all, here’s the agenda for the next legal team meeting. Please take the time to read it [and any supporting materials] before the meeting, so...
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26th Sep
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Please complete this questionnaire and return to [insert details of relevant person within your organisation].What are you hoping to achieve from...
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26th Sep
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Key elementsDirect reports one-on-one agendaClick below for a PDF version:This is how Alan Chapman of www.Businessballs.com summarises the...
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26th Sep
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A: General informationDate of review[insert date]Trainee solicitor[insert name]Supervisor conducting review[insert name][Department][Delete if not...
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Personal development for in-house lawyersOn 6 June 2013, the LexisNexis In-house Advisory Board met to discuss personal development and its...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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The most effective legal teams are constantly looking to the future, anticipating changes in their organisation and industry and how best to support...
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26th Sep
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Team dynamics and leadershipIn Practice Note: Supporting legal colleagues and sharing know how reference is made to these websites for orientation on...
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26th Sep
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Delegation is an essential part of managing and developing your team—many of the skills they need to learn cannot be acquired solely by theoretical...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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Approaching appraisals positivelyIn many organisations, appraisals (in the sense of an exchange orchestrated by the HR function) are only held once a...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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Reporting work in progress (WIP) is often the bane of a busy team’s life. Reports which look the same from month to month, which we suspect are not...
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