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Reorganising your business: Employment law implications
Reorganising a business can be an unsettling experience for all those involved. This practice note will help owners of firms to familiarise themselves with some of the key concepts related to reorganisation.
Following the recent case of R v Zaredar  EWCA Crim 877, we remind criminal law defence practitioners of the need to advise clients charged with false immigration document offences about the possible statutory defence based on a claim for asylum.
We have responded to the lord chief justice's consultation on the duty of candour in judicial review proceedings. We welcome the move to clarify the duty within the civil procedure rules but are adamant that there must be parity in the guidance provided to both parties.
We're looking for feedback on our new draft guidance on legal professional privilege (LPP). LPP is the cornerstone of our justice system, guaranteeing confidentiality between client and solicitor, yet it is under threat.
We're launching our solicitor brand campaign later this summer. The campaign is part of our president's pride in the profession theme for the year. We're asking members to take two minutes to help us develop the creative approach.
The SRA has not yet published a full list of participating insurers for the 2016-17 indemnity year. However, our guide lists most of the insurers who intend to apply, along with their financial security rating and the size of firm they cover.
The unrated insurer, Enterprise Insurance, has been declared insolvent. Firms currently insured with Enterprise are required to obtain new qualifying insurance.
The SRA's Risk Outlook 2016/17 states that law firms can be a target for cybercrime and other scams, such as 'Friday afternoon fraud' and being tricked into dealing with a bogus law firm. Make sure your firm is protected against this threat.
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Law Management Section
Good management really does add up. Take out a Law Management Section corporate membership and join the growing community of law firms committed to high performance and developing the professionalism of their managers.
Criminal legal aid roadshows - 2 CPD hours
The Legal Aid Agency has announced that the tender for new criminal legal aid contracts is now open. In these roadshows, Richard Miller will explain the tender process and highlight changes to the contract that will come into effect from next April.
International marketplace 2016: Future growth - 5 CPD hours
This conference will address the key issues facing firms looking to grow their established international activities, as well as those with commercial clients who would like to explore international opportunities. The varied programme will provide a day of conference sessions and panel discussions led by experts in the international legal marketplace.
Small Firms Division annual conferences - 3.5 CPD hours
The division's flagship annual conferences will take place in London and Leeds, and will provide practitioners with a half-day of small firms-focused conference sessions, practical tips and networking opportunities.
Understand the new criminal legal aid tender process and contracts - 1 CPD hour
This webinar offers a detailed exploration of the new tender process and contracts for criminal legal aid. Gain a better understanding of the tender process and an insight into what the Legal Aid Agency is looking for in your answers so you can to strengthen your tender bid.
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