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This practice note describes briefly different types of social media services and websites and explains the key risks associated with social media for organisations,...

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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd Step 1: Identify our clients Who are our existing clients? (Specific and generic)Internal...

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Produced in partnership with Peter Keith-Lucas of Bevan Brittan 1 Introduction This Code of Conduct applies to you whenever you are acting in your capacity as a member of...

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Councillors require a great deal of information in order to exercise proper management of the local authority (LA). It is sometimes difficult to know what information...

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The tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in: • the Defamation Act 1952 (DA 1952) • the...

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Publication as an ingredient of the tort of defamation It is an essential ingredient of an action for libel or slander that there has been communication of a defamatory...

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The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online newspaper comment sections...

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Defences There are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), statutory. Any number...

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Defamation Act 2013 Before the implementation of the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), defamation actions acquired a reputation for technicality and disproportionate...

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These training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training seminars on defamation law. The training materials...

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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd Self-awarenessSelf-regulationMotivationEmpathySocial skills What is itKnowing one’s strengths,...

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This Practice Note explains how nurturing and developing home grown talent can be beneficial to a firm, keeping important skills and knowledge in-house as well as being a...

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Overproduction Type of wasteProblem? Yes/No?Comments How big is the issue, how often does it happen, who does it affect, what is the impact on the client, is it...

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Executive summary This report analyses why [state what the analysis relates to]. The aim was [state aim]. The main recommendations of the report are: • [state...

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This workflow sets out the steps to take when improving a process within your legal department and identifies Practice Notes and precedents for each step....

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Which efficiency tools should you use at which stage? DefineMeasureAnalyseImproveControl What is the problem?How big is the problem?What’s causing the problem?What can...

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Step 1: Identify our clients Who are our existing clients (specific and generic)? Who are our potential clients? (Could be specific or a type of client, eg more corporate...

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Working within the public sector at the moment is rather like going for a paddle in a rough sea—a wave of change comes along and nearly sweeps you off your feet but,...

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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd StageQuestionsCase study Create a sense of urgencyHow will the employees know there is a need for...

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The tort of malicious falsehood is governed by a mixture of statute and, largely, common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in the Defamation Act 1952 (DA...

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When faced with change people may react in many different ways. This can depend on factors such as: • if the change is their choice or is being imposed upon them • how...

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This Practice Note explains what personal branding is and why having and maintaining a strong, authentic personal brand is important for leaders. Branding, personal or...

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This Practice Note refers only to the law in England; note that different provisions apply to Wales. The public has a right to expect high standards of conduct from their...

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The tort of misuse of private information is the principal cause of action relied upon to protect privacy rights, at least against defendants who are not public...

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Produced in partnership with Peter Keith-Lucas of Bevan Brittan 1 Context These ‘Arrangements’ set out how you may make a complaint that an elected or co-opted member of...

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A personal injury claimant will typically be seeking to establish the fault, whether negligence or breach of a statutory duty, of the identified defendant (for instance...

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