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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The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. According to the Law Society,...
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What's the issue?The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines lone workers as people who work by themselves without close or direct...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on:•the basic content of an offer letter•taking up references•keeping in touch before the start date•preparing...
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26th Sep
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Admission requirementsTo be admitted as a solicitor a trainee must:•complete the academic stage, for which the options are:◦a qualifying law...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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What are strategic aimsA strategic aims document is also sometimes known as a strategic plan. It sets out the firms strategic aims for a defined...
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25th Sep
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The essence of any performance management process is the relationship between employee and manager. Both should know what needs to be done to meet...
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25th Sep
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From 6 December 2018, law firms must publish information on their website on the prices they charge and what these cover. This does not apply to all...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note is intended for law firms. It explains why time recording is so important. It also explores best practice around time recording and...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers how you might set about improving your staff's financial awareness so they might be more inclined to, and more skilled...
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25th Sep
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This BD and marketing plan workflow sets out a staged process which can be followed to for...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note explains the procedures to be followed when you need to end employment on grounds of ill health. When to end...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. It covers fire safety requirements in an office-based...
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25th Sep
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For the purposes of entitlement to a redundancy payment, an employee is dismissed by reason of redundancy if the reason for dismissal...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes to the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note explains how the conditional fee regime operates after 1 April 2013, including:•what a conditional fee agreement (CFA) is•the...
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25th Sep

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Where a conduct issue arises in the workplace, the first stage in managing that issue is to investigate the problem, in order to establish the facts...
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If an employee brings a claim of unfair dismissal, the burden is on the employer to prove that it had a fair reason for dismissal. One of the...
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the main criminal offences relating to illegal working and discusses practical aspects of dealing with a...
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Most EEA nationals have no restrictions on their freedom to take employment in the UK (see EEA nationals—rights).From 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018,...
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Statutory development of personal pensionsRetirement annuity contracts were the predecessor to personal pensions. They were introduced by the Finance...
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This Practice Note explains how the conditional fee regime operates after 1 April 2013, including:•what a conditional fee agreement (CFA) is•the...
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Post 1 October 2013On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) came into force. For workplace accidents...
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25th Sep
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following the publication of a discussion paper (DP18/1)on the effectiveness of competition in non-workplace pensions...
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25th Sep
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In cases of apparent misconduct, the first stage is for a disciplinary investigation to be conducted. Once that is complete, the investigator will...
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25th Sep
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Broadly speaking, tax applies to UK registered pension schemes in three different areas:•tax treatment of member and employer contributions (including...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes to the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers a woman’s right to return to work after maternity leave.A woman who takes ordinary maternity leave (OML) is entitled to...
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25th Sep
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An employee intending to adopt a child under 18 may be eligible to take up to three different kinds of statutory leave:•ordinary and additional...
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25th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The enforcement of all gender pay gap reporting deadlines was suspended for the reporting year 2019–20 due to the coronavirus...
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25th Sep
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In broad terms, putting an employee on 'garden leave' means the employer sending the employee home on full pay during the employee's notice period. It...
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25th Sep
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An employer or, where applicable, a temporary work agency or hirer, cannot unreasonably refuse to allow a pregnant employee, or where applicable, a...
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25th Sep
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In certain defined circumstances, employees have a right to be permitted to take time off during working hours:•to care for, or arrange care for,...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note describes the extent to which employees are entitled to work during statutory maternity or adoption leave, without bringing that...
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25th Sep
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In essence, the right to shared parental leave allows, after birth, the mother of the child and a second person (who must be the father of child, or...
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