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This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the ‘Commencement Date’) between the following parties (each a ‘party’ and together the ‘parties’): Parties 1 [insert supplier...

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This Practice Note contains guidance on assessing the risk of your organisation causing or contributing to an adverse human rights impact. Human rights due diligence and...

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The government has stated that tackling the gender pay gap is a priority and that its goal is to 'end the gender pay gap in a generation'. It has brought into force...

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It is increasingly acknowledged that human rights are not just a concern for nation states and international organisations. Business organisations operate around the...

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Section A: General Date of meeting Persons in attendance (name(s) and role(s)) Section B: Review of the business plan Review of the legal form and activities of the...

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This practice note covers regulatory requirements which must be observed when preparing a written strategy for operating and managing the firm’s business, commonly known...

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the ‘Commencement Date’) between the following parties (each a ‘party’ and together the ‘parties’): Parties 1 [insert supplier...

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The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. According to the Law Society, achievement of membership...

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Defining corporate social responsibility Corporate social responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship is a business management...

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Produced in partnership with JP Buckley, Rachel Edwards and Andrew Mills of Shoosmiths DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note reflects the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). It is for background...

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Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. During this...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has produced a law firm diversity toolkit, which gives its best current estimate of diversity across different groups of firms....

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You must monitor, report (to the SRA) and, where appropriate, publish data regarding the diversity of your workforce. The SRA is prescriptive about what data you must...

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Why are we collecting diversity data? We collect data on the diversity of our workforce for several reasons: • it is good practice to monitor the diversity of our...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requires you to collect, report and publish data regarding the diversity breakdown of your workforce on a biennial basis. The...

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Why are we collecting diversity data? We collect data on the diversity of our workforce for several reasons: • it is good practice to monitor the diversity of our...

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This Practice Note provides information about preparing and implementing a successful business plan. What is a business plan? A business plan is a document that explains...

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There is no formal statutory requirement in the Equality Act 2010 for an employer to have an equality policy. However, the EHRC recommends that as a matter of good...

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Due diligence is the name given to the process by which the factual and legal background to a transaction is collated and assessed. Whereas in M&A transactions due...

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Due diligence is the name given to the process through which the factual and legal background to a transaction is collated and assessed. Due diligence should be a two-way...

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This Practice Note covers the law that applies on or after 1 October 2010 in relation to equality of terms (previously known as equal pay). It is intended to provide...

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A: General information Date of review Person(s) conducting review B: Review and findings Is your Equality and diversity policy up to date and fit for purpose?Yes/No If...

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The Equality Act 2010 sets out a list of protected characteristics in respect of which discrimination, harassment and victimisation are prohibited. This Practice Note...

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1 Introduction and purpose 1.1 We have processes in place to identify, monitor and manage all material risks to our business, including those which may arise from our...

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This Practice Note sets out the regulatory requirements to consider when putting in place a plan or procedure for closing your firm and practical help on compiling the...

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