Practice Management

There’s more to running a law firm than being good at law. If you want to succeed in today’s tough legal landscape you have to manage your business effectively. That means strategic planning, business planning, financial management, risk management, talent management, operational management, knowledge management, HR, IT, tax, pensions, business development, health & safety, learning & development and facilities.

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Lexcel—assessmentLexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard. It is not compulsory although Lexcel accreditation can be helpful for firms...
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19th May
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Contract variationThis Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the variation of contracts and deeds. It explains how a...
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19th May
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This Checklist gives an overview of the immigration matters that should be considered on a relevant transfer under the Transfer of...
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Produced in partnership with Jennifer Featherstone of Shoosmiths 19th May
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What is diversity and inclusion (D&I)—law firmsThis Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of EnergiseLegal 19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Termination and expiry of contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to...
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19th May
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Supervision of traineesThe requirements when supervising trainees derive from the SRA Codes of Conduct and the SRA’s specific regulatory requirements...
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19th May
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[ON HEADED NOTEPAPER OF PARTY A][Insert address of Party B][[Insert address of Guarantor]][Insert date]Dear [name of Party B][ and [name of...
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19th May
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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19th May
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Tailoring a shelf companyA person wishing to set up a new company has the following options:•they can incorporate a new company in accordance with the...
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19th May
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Time off work for antenatal appointmentsAn employer or, where applicable, a temporary work agency or hirer, cannot unreasonably refuse to allow a...
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19th May
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AffirmationAffirmation is an indication of the intention to continue with a contract. Affirmation may arise in the case of:•a repudiatory breach of...
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19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
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1Introductions of those present if necessary. Confirm who is taking notes and that copies of the meeting notes will be made available to the...
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19th May
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Working with European lawyers—the Registered European Lawyer (REL) regimeAt 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May
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This Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[insert name of party] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 31st Jul
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Strategy review form—operational team leadsOperational team:[insert team name]Team leader/Head of department:[insert name]In preparation for the...
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31st Jul
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The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) and NEST Corporation—the legal basis and structureIn this Practice Note, references to the National...
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Produced in partnership with Nest Corporation 31st Jul
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Working with foreign lawyers—the Registered Foreign Lawyer (RFL) regimeThe Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) operates a registration regime for...
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31st Jul
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Health and safety employee consultation meeting minutes1GeneralDate of meetingChairPersons in attendance (names and...
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Produced in partnership with DG Legal 31st Jul
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Policy—lone working1Introduction1.1Both individual staff members who work alone and their managers have a duty to assess and reduce the risks lone...
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31st Jul
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Business development aims, goals and objectivesBusiness development aims and goalsFirm’s overriding aim(s)[insert the firm’s overriding business...
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Agenda for strategy review meeting1Apologies[insert details of anyone unable to attend this meeting]2Action points of last meetingActionsPerson...
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Workstation health and safety checklist for staffWorking environmentRisk factorRequirementCompliant?Required action VentilationIs the work area...
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Produced in partnership with DG Legal 31st Jul
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Learning and development specialist or trainerKey informationName of firmName of role holderReports toRole type(full-time/part-time/contractor)If a...
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31st Jul
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Library of core skills—key competenciesBUILDING A SUCCESSFUL TEAMDevelops direction—ensures that the purpose and importance of the team are clarified...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 31st Jul
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Strategy day presentationThis presentation is for use at a strategy away day and follows the same running order as the Precedents for the Strategy...
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