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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Under the post-April 2021 off-payroll working rules, when will there be an obligation to provide a status determination statement?Under proposed...
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17th Sep
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If an individual who provides their services through a personal service company (PSC) falls within the IR35 regime, does this mean that the end client...
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17th Sep
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Does an employer have to give a reference for a former employee?The answer to this question depends on the sector in which the employer operates, and...
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17th Sep
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How can I protect my firm from fraudulent employees?You are at risk of being targeted by fraudsters who may seek to become an employee. These are...
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14th Sep
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Data protection privacy notice (recruitment)[Insert name of organisation]Data protection privacy notice (recruitment)This notice explains what...
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25th Aug
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Data protection privacy notice (employment)[Insert name of organisation]Data protection privacy notice (employment)This notice explains what personal...
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25th Aug
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Letter—trainee solicitor offer letter[Subject to contract]Dear [insert name of trainee solicitor]Following [your interview on [insert date],] I am...
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17th Aug
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Trainee solicitor induction planType of informationDetailed informationDate provided to traineeIntroduction to the firm[Provide basic details about...
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17th Aug
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Criminal records—asking questions and DBS checksThis Practice Note considers the extent to which employers can ask questions of a prospective employee...
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17th Aug
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Compliance officer for finance and administration—COFA—job description and role profile—20191Compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA)...
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15th Aug
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Compliance officer for legal practice—COLP—job description and role profile—20191Compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) detailsName of...
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15th Aug
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Sample induction programme—law firmsA: Employee detailsNameStart DateJob TitleLine ManagerDepartmentBase[state where employee is to be based, eg which...
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15th Aug
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Head of Risk or Risk Manager role profile—law firmsKey informationName of firmName of role holderReports toRole...
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15th Aug
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Interview questionnaire and record—law firmsA: General informationDate of interviewCandidate namePosition applied forInterviewersInterview stageFirst...
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15th Aug
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Talent management strategy—law firmsTalent management strategySectionQuestions to ask yourselfResponseIntroductionWhy is a talent management strategy...
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15th Aug
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Marketing or business development managerKey informationName of firm[Insert details]Name of role holder[Insert details]Reports to[Insert details]Role...
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15th Aug
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Fire warden role profileName of organisation[insert name of organisation]Name of role holder[insert name]Reports to[insert name]Role type(Full...
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Produced in partnership with Melanie O'Brien of DG Legal 15th Aug
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Chief executive role profileName of firmName of role holderChief executiveReports toSenior partner/Board/Management committeeRole...
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Produced in partnership with Kim Archer of K Archer Associates 15th Aug
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Diversity & inclusion (D&I) manager—law firmsKey informationName of firmName of role holderReports toRole type[full-time/part-time/contractor][If a...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of Energise Legal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride. 15th Aug
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Managing partner role profileThere is a separate precedent for a chief executive: Chief executive role profile.Name of firmName of role holderManaging...
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