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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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23rd Oct
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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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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the matters directly relevant to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as they relate to trade in goods...
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28th Sep
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The answer to this question depends on the sector in which the employer operates, and whether references are generally given in respect of former...
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28th Sep
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Under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSW Regs...
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28th Sep
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What does the SRA say?The first question to consider whether solicitors or law firms are under any obligation is to ensure clients have freedom of...
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28th Sep
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The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), SI 2013/1471 sets out a scheme by which various deaths, injuries...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 28th Sep
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The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/172 ('the regulations') come into force on 6 April 2017. Acas and the...
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28th Sep
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For further information, see the sections in Practice Note: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), headed: Controllers and Processors.Under...
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28th Sep
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In most cases, once an employer has decided that he no longer wants to retain a particular employee, he will want to dismiss him as soon as possible....
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28th Sep
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Scope of this answerThis answer covers:•the need to ask all job applicants if they need permission to work in the UK, to avoid the penalties for...
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28th Sep
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The key issues are likely to include:•Recruitment and right to work—whether there are any specific rules in the relevant country governing the...
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28th Sep
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A system of civil and criminal penalties for employers who hire illegal workers exists for employment commencing from 29 February 2008 under the...
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28th Sep
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In order to qualify for statutory maternity pay (SMP), it is necessary for a woman to be or have been an employee as defined and to satisfy the...
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28th Sep
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Check your disciplinary policyThe first step is to check your disciplinary policy to see what it says about who may accompany a worker to a...
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28th Sep
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Information as to any offence a data subject has actually or allegedly committed and any resulting proceedings is ‘sensitive personal data’ for the...
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28th Sep
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The current system of civil and criminal penalties for employers who hire illegal workers covers employment commenced from 29 February 2008 under the...
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28th Sep
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What is a CFA?A conditional fee agreements (CFA) is a type of funding agreement which is more commonly referred to as a ‘no win no fee’ agreement....
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 28th Sep

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