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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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When conducting right to work checks—should this be for both workers and employees or just employees?A system of civil and criminal penalties for...
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15th 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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Is coronavirus (COVID-19) a reportable disease under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)?The Reporting...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 26th Aug
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When will a consultant be a processor for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the GDPR?For further information, see the sections in Practice...
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24th Aug
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Would a CFA arrangement confirmed via emails and verbally satisfy the 'in writing' requirement of section 58 of the CLSA 1990?What is a CFA?A...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 15th Aug
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Is there a maximum temperature for a working environment?Is there a maximum temperature for a working environment?The short answer is no. There’s no...
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15th Aug
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Is there a legal requirement for an organisation’s health and safety policy to state who is responsible for achieving the policy, eg the Chief...
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15th Aug
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Can an employer continue to employ a person with leave to enter or remain as the partner of a British citizen or settled person, where they become...
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12th Aug
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If a person or business engages an agency worker, are they responsible for ensuring the agency worker complies any restrictions on their right to work...
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12th Aug
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What are the key points private and voluntary sector employers need to know about mandatory gender pay gap reporting?The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay...
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11th Aug
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What are the implications for trading in goods with the EU27 if the UK trades on World Trade Organization rules in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome in...
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11th Aug
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An employee has asked for her husband to be her companion at a disciplinary hearing. Do I have to allow him to attend with her?Check your disciplinary...
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11th Aug
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Is an employer entitled to retain a copy of an employee's DBS certificate and, if so, for how long?Information as to any offence a data subject has...
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11th Aug
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If an employee who was previously able to work becomes unable to work due to a change in her immigration status, can the employer stop her statutory...
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11th Aug
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What legal issues should an employer consider before terminating an employee's employment?In most cases, once an employer has decided that he no...
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11th Aug
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When should an employer ask a prospective employee/worker if he has the right to work in the UK?Scope of this answerThis answer covers:•the need to...
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11th Aug

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