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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This BD and marketing plan workflow sets out a staged process which can be followed to for...
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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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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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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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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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Under-performing employees can cause a serious drain on management time and also have a knock-on effect on the treatment of other employees:•employees...
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25th Sep
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An informal performance management meeting can usefully be divided into two phases:•explaining in discussion with the employee what the gap is between...
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26th Sep
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[insert date]Dear [insert name of employee],Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company)I write to confirm the decision taken by [me OR [insert name(s)...
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26th Sep
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[insert date]Dear [insert name of employee],Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company)Following [our recent discussion, in which I made you aware of...
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26th Sep
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1Introduction1.1This document sets out the policy and procedure we operate to address:1.1.1poor performance (by which we mean lack of skill and...
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26th Sep
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1Purpose and scope of the procedure1.1The code of conduct and disciplinary procedure set out below are designed to ensure that all employees of the...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on headed notepaper of employer][Date]Dear [insert name of employee],Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company)On [insert date], you...
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26th Sep
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[insert date]Dear [insert name of employee],Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company)Following our recent discussion in which I made you aware of...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on headed notepaper]Dear [insert name of employee],Further to the disciplinary hearing on [insert date][, at which you were accompanied...
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26th Sep
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1Introduce 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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26th Sep
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[insert date]Dear [insert name of employee],I am writing to [inform you of OR confirm] the company’s decision made after the disciplinary hearing held...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on headed notepaper]Dear [insert name of employee],I am writing further to our meeting on [insert date][, at which you were accompanied...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on headed notepaper of employer][Date]Dear [insert name of employee],Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company)On [insert date], you...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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[To be typed on employer’s headed notepaper][Insert date]Dear [insert name of employee],[Following our meeting [today OR on [insert date]], ]I am...
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26th Sep
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Employees with sufficient length of service and who otherwise meet the qualifying criteria have statutory protection from unfair dismissal (see...
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26th Sep
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[insert date]Dear [insert name of employee],Re: [insert name of employer] (Company)Following your letter to the Company dated [insert date], the...
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26th Sep
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[To be typed on employer’s headed notepaper][Insert date]Dear [insert name of employee],Following our meeting [today OR on [insert date]], I am...
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26th Sep
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This Precedent is a draft script for an employer to use to act as a reminder of the steps to take at a grievance meeting with an...
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26th Sep
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1Purpose and scope of the procedure1.1Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints that employees raise with their employers.1.2Where appropriate,...
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