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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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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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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Policy and procedure—performance and capability1Introduction1.1This document sets out the policy and procedure operated by the Company to...
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17th Sep
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Sample operational objectives for implementing an absence management strategy—law firms1Absence management policy[Insert details eg Implement a formal...
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15th Aug
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Attendance review meeting (ARM) plan—law firmsActionNotesCheck previous RTWI/ARM documentation for:—medical condition affecting the employee;—medical...
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15th Aug
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Example absence management strategy—law firms1The aim of the absence management strategy1.1To reduce the annual absence rate from [insert rate, eg...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 15th Aug
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Absence/leave request form—law firmsComplete absence/leave form below and obtain managers approval signature. Send original copy of this completed...
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15th Aug
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Attendance review meetings (ARMs)—frequently asked questions—law firms1. Does an attendance review meeting (ARM) mean I’m being disciplined for my...
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15th Aug
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Absence strategy effectiveness audit1GeneralDate of review:[Insert date of review]Name of reviewer:[Insert name of reviewer]2AuditHave the aims of...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 15th Aug
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Return to work interview—audit registerThis Precedent is intended for law firms. It is available in Excel only and cannot be downloaded to Word.This...
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15th Aug
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Return to work interview—checklist for managers—law firms1Organising the meetingActionComment or notes☐ Invite the employee to the RTWI☐ Ensure the...
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15th Aug
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How to conduct an effective attendance review meeting—law firmsThis Practice Note is intended for law firms. It provides guidance on how to conduct an...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 15th Aug
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How to develop and implement an absence management strategy—law firmsThis Practice Note explains how to develop and implement a strategy to reduce...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 15th Aug
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Implementing and conducting effective return to work interviews—law firmsThe purpose of the return to work interview (RTWI)The purpose of conducting...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 15th Aug
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How to monitor and assess absence—law firmsThis Practice Note explains why it is important to monitor and assess absence in your firm, what legal...
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Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe FCIPD of OnLive Learning 15th Aug
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Medical reports—data protection issues and AMRA 1988This Practice Note sets outs the issues an employer will need to consider when seeking medical...
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11th Aug
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Policy and procedure—stress and mental health1Purpose and scope1.1The Company is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its...
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11th Aug
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Medical report during employment (employer’s doctor)—letter to employee requesting reportIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm...
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11th Aug
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Medical report during employment (employer’s doctor)—employee consent formIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December...
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11th Aug
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Pre-employment medical report—application for reportIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time...
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11th Aug
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Medical report during employment (employee’s doctor)—employee consent formIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December...
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11th Aug
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Medical report during employment (employee’s doctor)—letter to employee requesting reportIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm...
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