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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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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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25th Sep

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Bonuses can be a very effective tool to motivate and retain employees while allowing businesses to control wage costs. In certain sectors and...
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25th Sep
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Many employers provide company cars for certain employees as part of their remuneration package, or give them a car or fuel allowance.For sample...
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25th Sep
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Some employers offer benefits to their employees in the form of insured benefits, such as private medical insurance, permanent health insurance, life...
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25th Sep
Precedents
1 Residence, mobility and relocation 1.1 Your usual place of work will be [specify address]. However: 1.1.1 you...
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26th Sep
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1 Post-termination restrictions 1.1 You undertake to the Company[ (for itself and as trustee and agent for each Group...
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26th Sep
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1 Training and development 1.1 The Employer is committed to lifelong learning and encourages all its employees to improve...
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26th Sep
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[Subject to contract]Dear [insert name of employee]Following [your interview on [insert date], ]we are pleased to offer you employment as [insert job...
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26th Sep
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1 Intellectual property 1.1 You agree to promptly disclose to [the Company] all Work and all Intellectual Property...
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26th Sep
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1 Probationary period 1.1 The first [three] months of your employment is a probationary period, during which: < ...
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26th Sep
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1 Termination 1.1 [[Option 1—fixed term:] Your employment will end on [insert date]. OR 1.2 [Option 2—fixed term...
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26th Sep
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1 Bonus—example 1 1.1 You [will OR may, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Employer] be entitled to receive a...
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26th Sep
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Contract of employment dated [insert date]Parties1[Name of Employer] [of [insert address] OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] (registered...
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26th Sep
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Recognised Training Contract dated [insert date]Parties1[Insert name of firm] [of [insert address] OR an LLP incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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26th Sep
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1 [This offer of employment OR Your employment] is conditional upon, and subject to: 1.1 you obtaining, and at all times...
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26th Sep
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1 [Employment OR Job title] 1.1 [You will be employed by the Company as [enter job title or position] or in such other role...
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26th Sep
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1 Insurance benefits 1.1 You are eligible for: 1.1.1 life assurance which, in the event of your death while employed...
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26th Sep
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1 Place of work 1.1 Your[ normal] place of work[ on [specify days]] will be your home from time to time, currently...
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26th Sep
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1 Expenses—example 1 1.1 You are not entitled to claim expenses unless expressly authorised to do so by the Employer. Any...
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26th Sep
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Insert defined term: Garden Leave any period during which the Company exercises its rights under Clause [insert relevant clause...
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26th Sep
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1 Notification of sickness absence 1.1 In the event of absence on account of sickness or injury, you [or someone on your...
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26th Sep

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