The SRA’s new approach to continuing competency is a very welcome change. It recognises the need for a more well-rounded skill base than traditional technical legal practice and enables lawyers to take a more active role in their own development by focusing their efforts on the things that really matter for better performance in their individual role, having regard to the unique circumstances within their organisation.
So how do solicitors identify what is relevant to their practice and begin to translate these desired indicators and behaviours into SMART or even stretch goals?
It is unusual times when the Church can be seen to be more progressive in certain matters than the State but this may actually be such a time.
Whilst, of course, the UK is still a member of the EU – we haven’t left yet – the following might assist in any assessment of existing contract terms and consideration of “Brexit risks” in relation to new contracts with an EU dimension.
Working with our correspondents Cristina and Alberto, we visited our friends at Unindustria Treviso to advise some of their members interested in doing business in the UK.
Growth shares can be enormously effective as an incentive and help to align the interests of key employees with those of the shareholders. They can be very tax efficient if designed properly.
The London Legal Walk is organised by The London Legal Support Trust, to raise funds to help make sure poor and vulnerable people get the legal advice they need.
This year some of the Jurit team joined walkers from FBLS. The 10km walk, which took place on May 16th, raised in excess of £700,000.
Recently I had the privilege of visiting a refugee camp outside of Athens. The visit was organised for Members of Parliament from over 15 EU member states as part of the European Mercator Dialogue project. I was co-facilitating to help MPs have conversations in a way they never have before.
The Newport Street Gallery is an excellent space, the staff friendly and helpful and the restaurant is top-notch. In all, well worth a visit and I am looking forward to seeing what else from Mr Hirst’s collection is displayed.
Two cases discuss time bars. Further guidance from the courts