Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett is a partner at Bennett Briegal LLP, which provides legal advice for law firms, professionals and partnerships (www.bennettbriegal.co.uk), and a member of the Law Management Section committee

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    Inside job

    2019-04-09T00:00:00

    We all trust our partners, colleagues, employees and advisers. But law firms are often hierarchical, so we can become too reliant on certain individuals. How can we avoid ‘key person risk’? Paul Bennett considers

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    Making ready

    2018-10-02T00:00:00

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority has now submitted its proposed Handbook reforms to the Legal Services Board. Paul Bennett looks at the changes in the new versions, and what you need to do now to get prepared

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    Ethical imperative

    2018-10-02T00:00:00

    Paul Bennett looks at the ethical aspects of how law firms should manage misconduct, and why the 2019 regulatory changes will mean firms need to manage ethical risk in a new way

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    Coded message

    2018-03-06T00:00:00

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to introduce a new handbook regime, and the changes are the most significant since 2011. Property professionals face some of the most controversial changes. Paul Bennett outlines the proposals and their impact

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    Webinar: Ethics for law firm managers (OnDemand)

    2018-03-01T13:39:00

    What does ethical practice actually mean for law firm managers and their firms? Find out how to support your team and what to consider by catching up on our webinar.

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    Cracking the codes

    2018-01-16T00:00:00

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to introduce a new compliance regime, and the changes are the most significant since 2011. Paul Bennett outlines the proposals and their potential impact, to help you plan ahead

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    Under pressure

    2017-10-10T00:00:00

    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.

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    Order order

    2017-07-04T00:00:00

    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

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    A tall order

    2017-04-11T00:00:00

    Being served with a production order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 can be a frightening experience. Paul Bennett explains how your firm can get prepared, and respond effectively and lawfully if you’re served

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    Solicitors as bankers: A warning to law firms

    2016-12-21T10:01:00

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) issued a warning notice in relation to providing a banking facility through a client account back in December 2014.

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    Helping handbook?

    2016-08-02T00:00:00

    In June, the Solicitors Regulation Authority launched a consultation on proposed changes to the SRA Handbook. But are the changes the right ones? And how could they affect firms and their leaders? Paul Bennett, Melanie O’Brien, Matt Howgate and Sarah Charlton consider

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    Supervise for success

    2015-12-10T11:37:00

    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.

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    Supervise for success

    2015-11-03T00:00:00

    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.

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    Balancing the books

    2015-11-03T00:00:00

    In our round-up of recent publications on law firm performance, Barry Wilkinson outlines the findings of a survey on the cause of law firm failures in the US, and Paul Bennett reviews a new title on financial management

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    Under orders

    2015-08-19T18:32:00

    Paul Bennett explains how law firms should respond to a production order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

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    How to - respond to a Production Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

    2015-05-26T13:09:00

    Practical tips to ensure you’re ready to handle a Production Order and where to get further advice and support

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    What is my retainer? Engagement letters and risk management for small firms

    2014-12-10T16:36:00

    Are your clients always crystal clear in their instructions? Paul Bennett outlines some tips on engagement letters for compliance officers for legal practice to consider

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    Small talk

    2014-11-11T00:00:00

    Paul Bennett and Tony Roe give their three top tips for smaller law firms wanting to punch above their weight

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    Managing a small firm - niche, niche and niche

    2014-06-19T17:02:00

    Since the passing of the Legal Services Act 2007, it has often been claimed law firms need to ‘get big, get niche or get out’. But, says Paul Bennett, small firms can be niche in multiple complementary areas

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    Consumer law changes: update your terms of business

    2014-06-19T16:55:00

    Recent changes to consumer contracts law mean that, if you see clients outside your office - for example, in their home or workplace - you will need to update your terms of business and client care letter. Paul Bennett explains