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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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19th May

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Policy and procedure—whistleblowing (short form)UPDATE: This Precedent does not take into account special requirements that apply to relevant firms...
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6th Jul
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Shared parental leave (adoption)In essence, the right to shared parental leave allows, after adoption, the adopter of the child and a second person...
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1st Jul
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Shared parental pay (birth)IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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30th Jun
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Shared parental pay (adoption)Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption...
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30th Jun
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Shared parental leave (birth)In essence, the right to shared parental leave allows, after birth, the mother of the child and a second person (who must...
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29th Jun
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Policy—equality (short form)1Policy statement1.1The Company is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, workers and job...
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25th Jun
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HarassmentThis Practice Note considers harassment under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010), namely subjecting someone to unwanted conduct which is...
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25th Jun
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Maternity leaveThis Practice Note considers the three types of statutory maternity leave: ordinary maternity leave (OML), additional maternity leave...
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21st Jun
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Maternity payCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory...
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21st Jun
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Policy—maternity leave1Introduction1.1This maternity policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees who are pregnant or have recently...
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21st Jun
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Policy—harassment and bullying (short form)1[Policy statement OR [Insert name of employer]'s policy]on bullying and harassment1.1[Insert name of...
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14th Jun
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Policy—parental leave1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees who wish to take parental leave. Parental leave...
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8th Jun
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What are the key points private and voluntary sector employers need to know about mandatory gender pay gap reporting?The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay...
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5th Jun
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Protection for whistleblowers—law firmsThis Practice Note summarises the law and practice in relation to whistleblowing as governed by the Employment...
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5th Jun
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Maternity and other statutory family leave—the pension requirementsTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES (DEFINED BENEFIT AND...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Adoption leaveAn employee intending to adopt a child under 18 may be eligible to take up to three different kinds of statutory leave:•ordinary and...
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5th Jun
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Letter—Employer’s decision on flexible working request[Insert name of employee][Insert address of employee][Insert date]Dear [insert employee’s name]I...
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5th Jun
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Policy—shared parental leave (birth)1Introduction1.1The right to shared parental leave (SPL) allows eligible employees to choose how to share the care...
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5th Jun

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