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Hundreds of decisions are made every day that are taken effectively and implemented well. But there are also decisions made that may seem confused,...
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15th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)This content contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 and related changes to court procedures and...
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15th Oct
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The International comparator tool is designed to allow lawyers to compare legal differences across two or more jurisdictions in any given practice...
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Why you need to manage this riskThe purpose of corporate governance is to help build an environment of trust, transparency and accountability...
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26th Sep
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To gain a better understanding of your business and to play a key role in its success, it is vital for the legal department to know who its...
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26th Sep
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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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TermMeaningAccounting reference dateWhen a company is incorporated, it will usually have an accounting reference date that is the last day of the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on developing programmes to raise legal awareness within the...
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25th Sep
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There are four ways in which you can encourage business colleagues to be more coherent in the way they use the legal team:•raise their legal awareness...
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25th Sep
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On 1 November 2016 the requirement to undertake 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training each year was phased out and replaced...
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25th Sep
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This note sets out advice on making the most of your first 100 days as an in-house lawyer.Congratulations on securing your first in-house role! You’ve...
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25th Sep
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On 19 April 2013, the LexisNexis® In-house Advisory Board met to discuss innovative ways of working with external counsel. The discussion, led by Josh...
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25th Sep
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Scenario: The team is working hard, but demand is increasing and resources are tighter than ever. The usual edicts have gone out from the business to...
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25th Sep
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BREXIT IMPACT: The information to be given when appointing a corporate director will be affected by Brexit. For further details, see Impact of Brexit...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the general principles, meaning and rationale behind privilege. It identifies the different types of privilege, including...
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25th Sep
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Why you need to manage this riskThe Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) has pushed issues of modern slavery and human trafficking up the corporate...
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25th Sep

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Whilst new blood and experience from another sector can be hugely beneficial to an in-house department, it is a pity when a team has no choice but to...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note covers:•basic content of an offer letter•taking up references•keeping in touch before the start date•preparing for their first...
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25th Sep
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Recruitment is of fundamental importance to the operation of a successful in-house legal team, but it commands much less attention than other,...
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25th Sep
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Interviews are a tried and tested recruitment tool, which can be supplemented by other selection methods depending on the role you are recruiting for....
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25th Sep
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It seems a bit of a paradox that the transition made by a lawyer from a law firm to an in-house position is often challenging and yet there would seem...
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Role PurposeThe Chief Operating Officer is required to show strong leadership and exceptional influencing skills. They are expected to have the...
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26th Sep
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Recruiting and selecting the right candidate is only half the battle to achieving a high quality in-house legal team, once they’re on board you need...
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26th Sep
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Agreeing the profileIf a vacancy has arisen as a result of a departure, does it make sense to fill it with someone with the same, lesser or more...
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26th Sep
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Role purposeThe main function of the knowledge management position is to help champion organisation-wide knowledge sharing so that the organisation's...
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26th Sep
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Analytical thinkingIdentifies concerns and causes of problems and finds links between information from various sources.“Can you think of a situation...
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26th Sep
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1Recruitment and promotion1.1It is the Company’s policy to look to fill any vacancy by internal promotion or transfer wherever possible. A decision to...
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26th Sep
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The person who performs best at interview is not necessarily the best person for the job. Some excellent lawyers really struggle to put themselves...
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26th Sep
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Talent management strategySectionQuestions to ask yourselfResponseIntroductionWhy are you doing this?What do you hope to achieve?How long will it...
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26th Sep
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A: General informationDate of interviewCandidate namePosition applied forInterviewersInterview stageFirst interviewSecond interviewOthers (please...
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26th Sep
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A: The roleJob titleJob refDepartmentSectionReports toLocationGradeSalaryEmployment status [Permanent/fixed term(state start & end date)/temporary/...
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26th Sep
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A: Employee detailsNameStart DateJob TitleLine ManagerDepartmentBase[state where employee is to be based, eg which office/home worker]Buddy/MentorB:...
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26th Sep
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The new competencies framework can be used to support a number of different activities including recruitment and selection. In this Practice Note, we...
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26th Sep
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Finding and recruiting the right person can be a difficult and time consuming task and if mistakes are made it can prove costly to the organisation....
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26th Sep
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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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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: Amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, SI 1975/1023 to change the definition of a...
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