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Business continuity management

Does the Law Society produce any practice advice for firms regarding business continuity management?

Yes, practices should do all of the following:

  • - allocate overall responsibility for business continuity management to a partner, or staff members of equivalent seniority;
  • - conduct a risk assessment with a view to identifying and mitigating the risks you face and increasing the resilience of your practice;
  • - create a written business continuity plan;
  • - test and review your plan regularly; and
  • - communicate your business continuity management plan to staff.


The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills provides extensive guidance to assist firms in implementing business continuity management. For further information, please see the Law Society’s Practice Note on Business Continuity.

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Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

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