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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Recognised training contract—trainee solicitorRecognised Training Contract dated [insert date]Parties1[Insert name of firm] [of [insert address] OR an...
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23rd Sep
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Qualifying work experience (QWE)From 1 September 2021, there is a new route to qualification for aspiring solicitors—the Solicitors Qualifying...
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20th Sep
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Entering into a training contract—starting on or after 25 November 2019The SRA Standards and Regulations came into force on 25 November 2019,...
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1st Sep
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Qualifying work experience recordOne of the requirements for candidates to qualify as a solicitor under the Solicitors Qualification Examination...
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27th Aug
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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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26th Aug
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Trainee solicitor recognised training

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25th Aug
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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)Until 31 August 2021, the main route to solicitor qualification (training contract route) has required...
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25th Aug
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Entering into a training contract-starting before 25 November 2019 [Archived]The SRA Standards and Regulations came into force on 25 November 2019,...
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18th Aug
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Completion of training contractAdmission requirementsTo be admitted as a solicitor a trainee must:•complete the academic stage, for which the options...
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18th Aug
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Letter—trainee solicitor offer letter[Subject to contract]Dear [insert name of trainee solicitor]Following [your interview on [insert date],] I am...
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17th Aug
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Trainee solicitor induction planType of informationDetailed informationDate provided to traineeIntroduction to the firm[Provide basic details about...
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17th Aug
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Does qualifying work experience for the solicitors qualifying examination need to be paid work?This Q&A considers whether work experience must be paid...
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17th Aug
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Guidelines for the supervision of traineesThis document provides guidance to [partners OR members OR directors][, managers] and any other member of...
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15th Aug
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Performance appraisal and development review (trainee solicitor)Name of trainee[insert trainee’s name]Appraising supervisor[insert trainee’s job...
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15th Aug
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Trainee solicitor—supervisor’s monthly reviewA: General informationDate of review[insert date]Trainee solicitor[insert name]Supervisor conducting...
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15th Aug
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Can a law firm furlough trainee solicitors under the coronavirus (COVID-19) job retention scheme?The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was...
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1st Aug
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What are the SRA’s requirements for supervising remote workers?This Q&A considers the requirements for solicitors and law firms regulated by the...
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