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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 £21,561 in London and £19,122 outside of London.

    • Voluntary code for recruitment of trainee solicitors

      The voluntary code of recruitment of trainee solicitors is a recommended standard of good practice for employers, students and higher education careers advisers and faculty staff.

    • 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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