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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Lexcel pre-assessment—collating all necessary documents for assessorPlease click for an Excel version of this register....
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31st Jul
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Lexcel pre-assessment—top tips for all staffWhat is Lexcel?Lexcel is a Law Society quality accreditation, which is only awarded to solicitors who meet...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel pre-assessment email to assessor collating all information and documentationDear [insert name]Lexcel assessment on [insert date of...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel practice management standard v6.1—Precedents content mapLexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard. It is not compulsory,...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel post-assessment email to relevant department heads and management teamDear AllWe have completed our recent Lexcel assessment.The assessor...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel post-assessment email to all staff once certificate has been receivedDear AllWe have successfully[ obtained OR retained] our Lexcel...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel—post-assessment action planPlease click for an Excel version of this register.CategoryAssessor’s findingsAction...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel assessment—action listType of assessmentInitial assessmentYear 1 annual maintenance visitYear 2 annual maintenance visitAnnual maintenance...
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31st Jul
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Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) practice management standards—Precedents content map from 1 May 2019The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel pre-assessment all staff listPlease click for an Excel version of this register.Lexcel staff list as at [insert date]...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel Pre-assessment email to all staff Dear AllOur Lexcel Assessment will take place [on [insert date] OR from [insert date] to [insert date]]....
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31st Jul
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Lexcel pre-assessment email to assessor with staff listThis Precedent provides sample wording which can be used to email the Lexcel assessor with your...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel post-assessment email to all staffDear AllWe have completed our recent Lexcel assessment. We would like to thank you all for your co-operation...
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31st Jul
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Legal Aid Agency SQM—Precedents content mapThe Legal Aid Agency (LAA) Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) is a quality assurance standard for legal services...
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31st Jul
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Lexcel—pre-assessmentLexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard. It is not compulsory although Lexcel accreditation can be helpful for...
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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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Lexcel—post-assessmentLexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard. It is not compulsory although Lexcel accreditation can be helpful for...
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31st Jul
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Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme—WIQS—practice management standard—Precedents content mapThe Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme...
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31st Jul

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