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The SRA recently launched a new consultation on proposed rule changes on health and wellbeing at work, following their recent guidance and thematic review on workforce environments. The consultation proposes the introduction of a limited fitness to practise regime, enabling the SRA to place conditions or restrictions on a solicitors Practising Certificate where a medical […]

On 4 March 2022, the SRA launched a new consultation on proposed rule changes on health and wellbeing at work, following on from their recent guidance and thematic review on workplace environments. The consultation proposes the following change to the Code of Conduct for Individuals and Firms: ‘You treat colleagues fairly and with respect. You […]

In the third of our three-part video series on the SRA review, Partners Emma Bartlett and Andrew Pavlovic focus on the need for law firms to put in place effective systems of supervision, discussing the following: The role of effective supervision in cultivating the right culture What effective supervision looks like The SRA rules regarding supervision and the circumstances […]

In support of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign theme #BreakTheBias, we invited our colleagues at CM Murray LLP to share their own experiences of breaking biases and to reflect on the importance of challenging stereotypes and discrimination, as and when we see it in our everyday lives. IWD presents us with an opportunity […]

There are many reasons why a law firm may consider a merger. Mergers can be a useful way of expanding into different practice areas or locations, to increase the operational capacity and efficiency of the firm, increase its revenue and market growth, or for succession planning purposes. In the latest episode of our Ten-Minute Talks […]

In the second of our three-part video series on the SRA review, Partners Beth Hale and Andrew Pavlovic focus on the need for law firms to create a “speak-up” culture, considering the inherent challenges that law firms face in cultivating such a culture, and discussing what firms can do to encourage the reporting of: Mistakes […]

On 8 February 2022, the SRA published a thematic review into law firm culture, focusing on how firms can improve and maintain their workplace culture, ensuring employees feel supported, risks are managed, and clients are protected. In this three-part video series, we focus on the following key themes coming out of the report: Mental health and […]

To mark Race Equality Week 2022, “an annual UK-wide movement uniting thousands of organisations and individuals to address the barriers to race equality in the workplace”, we are delighted to share with you the latest episode of our Ten-Minute Talks video series, this time focusing on positive action in the workplace. In supporting this year’s […]

Managing Partner, Clare Murray, and Partner and General Counsel, Beth Hale, discuss lessons for employers and firms arising from the Sue Gray report, following the investigation into the Downing Street and Whitehall gathering.

In the third episode of our Ten-Minute Talks video series, our Managing Partner, Clare Murray, and Regulatory and Professional Discipline Partner, Andrew Pavlovic, look at three key regulatory trends that firms and solicitors need to be aware of in 2022.