This third book in the authoritative BACP Legal Resources for Counsellors and Psychotherapists series provides a user-friendly guide to the law for all those practising and training in the counselling profession. Barbara Mitchels and Tim Bond make legal issues relevant and bring them alive for the practitioner. Packed with practical examples, this book covers essential areas of law for practitioners including - professional ethics and standards - negligence - contracts and premises - employment and insurance - dealing with legal claims - professional diligence. Other features include a glossary, tables and flowcharts as well as a comprehensive index of resources and organisations for additional information and guidance. This readable book helps practice managers, counsellors and psychotherapists to recognise, understand and address legal issues that may arise in their practice, and assists them in finding any additional resources they may need. Demystifying the law, this book is an authoritative guide for therapists, including those working in private practice, as well as being important reading for all those studying counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology.