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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and updates

    We're keeping the coronavirus situation under review and will provide regularly updated advice and sources of information for our members.

    3 April 2020
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    Advocacy standards

    The SRA is reviewing civil and criminal advocacy standards and regulation. This page explains our view and what we're doing to support members.

    2 April 2020
    Policy

    Update on courts during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions

    We're working with the MoJ and HMCTS on how the COVID-19 restrictions affect courts.

    27 March 2020
    News

    Personal injury

    An overview of the government's planned changes to the personal injury claims process.

    5 March 2020
    Policy

    Can I administer a joint statutory declaration?

    I've been asked to administer a joint statutory declaration by a husband and wife in respect of lost deeds to their jointly owned, unregistered property. Is a joint declaration permitted and, if so, should I charge one or two administration fees?

    2 March 2020
    Q&A

    Brexit transition period

    This page explains how the transition period in the UK-EU relationship from 1 February will affect various areas of law.

    14 February 2020
    Advice

    This Valentine's don't let legal difficulties kill the romance

    Those thinking about tying the knot this Valentine's should consider the legalities when planning their big day.

    14 February 2020
    Press release

    Can I alter a sworn affidavit?

    Earlier today, a member of the public came into the office and asked me to administer an oath. The deponent has returned to the office requesting that two very minor alterations be made to the sworn affidavit. Can I comply with the deponent's request?

    5 February 2020
    Q&A

    Can I administer an oath to a child deponent?

    I have been asked to administer an oath where the deponent is a child. Am I able to do this and, if so, is there a special form of oath to be used?

    27 January 2020
    Q&A

    Damages-Based Agreements Reform Project - Law Society response

    We've responded to the independent review of the Damages-Based Agreements Regulation 2013.

    3 December 2019
    Consultation response
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