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Human resources and people managment

  • Our latest information about HR and people management.
  • Useful advice and practice notes

    • Best practice guidance: work experience placements

      This guidance represents the Law Society's view of good practice for employers who provide work experience to those seeking experience of a legal career.

    • Fair recruitment toolkit

      In this toolkit 'fair recruitment' of trainee solicitors refers to eliminating the barriers people face in employment due to their social background.

    • Law Society recommends minimum salary for trainee solicitors

      The Law Society is recommending that, as a matter of good practice, providers of training contracts should pay their trainees a minimum salary of £20,276 in London and £18,183 outside of London.

    • Voluntary code for recruitment of trainee solicitors

      The voluntary code of recruitment of trainee solicitors (the code) has been updated to reflect modern practices.

    • Flexible working

      Certain employees with caring responsibilities have the statutory right to request a flexible working pattern.

    • Positive action

      A summary of the law on positive action, what the new provisions mean for practitioners and examples of how and when the provisions could be used.

    • Supervision

      Advice on how to ensure that you can be both a good solicitor and a good supervisor, and how to ensure you receive effective supervision.

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  • Human Resources Consulting

    Law Society Consulting offers expert and confidential support to help you and your firm to plan the next steps to achieve your goals, to develop the right leadership skills and qualities, and maximise your opportunities to gain and retain the right clients.

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