Management of the legal team

Management of the legal team guidance:

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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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 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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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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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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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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Key elements Direct reports one-on-one agenda Click below for a PDF version: Direct reports one on one agenda 343967 This is how Alan Chapman of www.Businessballs.com...

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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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What are you trying to achieve at team meetings It is critical that you think clearly about what you want to achieve from the meeting and know what the objectives are....

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Approaching appraisals positively In many organisations, appraisals (in the sense of an exchange orchestrated by the HR function) are only held once a year. However as...

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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 read let alone...

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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 manage staff who...

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STOP PRESS: The SRA Standards and Regulations (also known as the ‘StaRs’) are in force from 25 November 2019. They replace the SRA Handbook 2011. Key changes include...

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Personal development for in-house lawyers On 6 June 2013, the LexisNexis In-house Advisory Board met to discuss personal development and its application in the world 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 providers. The...

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This Practice Note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on being a team player by supporting colleagues, working with challenging colleagues and...

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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 learning, they need to...

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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 the business through...

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Team dynamics and leadership In Practice Note: Supporting legal colleagues and sharing know how reference is made to these websites for orientation on different...

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Type of informationDetailed informationDate provided to trainee Introduction to the firm[Provide basic details about your firm, eg location, number of staff, type of...

Precedents

STOP PRESS: The SRA Standards and Regulations (also known as the ‘StaRs’) are in force from 25 November 2019. They replace the SRA Handbook 2011. Key changes include...

Precedents