Paul Bennett is a former sole practitioner, a solicitor, mediator and arbitrator at Aaron and Partners LLP, and is chair of the Law Society’s Small Firms Division. He is a specialist professional practices and regulatory solicitor who has acted for the UK government regarding financial crime as Attorney General panel counsel for money laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 between 2008 and 2012.
Mental health problems are a growing issue for every sector, including the law, with its inherent high levels of stress. Paul Bennett looks at how managers in law firms can support their staff to mitigate mental health problems and their effects.
Having the SRA arriving at your firm with a production order requiring you and your firm to deliver documents to it is a daunting experience. Paul Bennett outlines how to get your firm ready for investigation in case it should happen
As part of our series of articles for small firms, Paul Bennett looks at the challenges of staff supervision and the benefits of getting it right, and offers some practical tips for effective supervision.