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The Law Society has published an article entitled “Lose your inhibitions but not your job – Christmas party etiquette” (read the full article in the News - Blog section of their website http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/my-law-society/). Although it contains some guidance which you would think is (hopefully!) glaringly obvious, it is not a bad idea to remind staff of the standard to which they should adhere, while enjoying themselves.
The main points the Law Society Blog highlights are summarised below, with my comments (if any) in green:
For our advice on the regulatory issues to consider and the action you should take, refer to Christmas Parties and other Social Events: Regulatory Issues in Industry News on our website.
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