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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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23rd Oct
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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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22nd Oct
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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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Policies are similar to guidelines: they are statements of usual practice, and of good practice, but they are not statements of universal practice. It...
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25th Sep
Precedents
1Policy statement1.1The Company is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, workers and job applicants, and to eliminating...
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26th Sep
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Year: [insert year]All department heads are to complete the outline draft plan below. The intention is to have a completed plan for each operational...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1The fundamental aim of the Company’s dress-code policy set out below is to ensure that employees present a [positive image of the...
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26th Sep
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The smoke-free provisions of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 (not yet in force) replace, in Wales, the current regime under the...
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26th Sep
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1[Policy statement OR [Insert name of employer]'s policy]on bullying and harassment1.1[Insert name of employer] is committed to ensuring that all its...
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26th Sep
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This Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[NAME OF COMPANY], a company incorporated in England with registered number [insert number] whose...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1The decision as to whether to allow partial or full-time homeworking in relation to any given role rests with management, both in...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1The Company believes that job-sharing, as well as appropriate use of part-time work, will benefit both:1.1.1individual employees who,...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1This document sets out our policy on handling requests by eligible employees for a variation to their terms and conditions of...
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26th Sep
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1Purpose and scope1.1The Company is committed to:1.1.1protecting the health, safety and welfare of its employees;1.1.2promoting positive mental health...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the approach that [enter name of organisation] (the Company) will take in relation to holidays (annual...
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26th Sep
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1Designated section1.1Each employee's workstation is in a designated section, each with its own:1.1.1designated exit points from the...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1Compassionate leave is designed to enable you to cope with the death of a close relative, make necessary arrangements and attend the...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1The Company is committed to training and developing the skills of its staff to assist the business and its objectives.1.2This document...
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26th Sep
Q&As
An employer has certain legal responsibilities in relation to a reservist’s mobilisation and reinstatement at work afterwards.An employer can claim...
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28th Sep
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1Introduction1.1Our employees are our most valuable resource and their health and safety is of the utmost importance. The Company is committed to...
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19th Oct
Q&As
For information on workplace issues in light of the fast-changing position in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19), see Practice Note: Coronavirus...
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20th Oct
Q&As
For information generally on employment issues arising as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—issues for...
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20th Oct
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1Introduction1.1This policy applies to all employees of the Company. It sets out Company guidelines for the reimbursement of travel, hotel and other...
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21st Oct

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