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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • As your professional body we’re hearing a lot from our members on the ground. We’re using that insight as the voice of solicitors with government and regulators during the pandemic. We’re developing advice and support to help you through this difficult period.

    Our priorities are:

    • looking after our members’ safety – from protecting our members in courts to pushing for documents to be signed remotely
    • helping members keep their businesses going – from advice on government support to tips on remote working
    • helping members stay compliant – lobbying regulators to make changes
    • protecting the rule of law – scrutinising the emergency legislation

    These were our immediate priorities in the first days of the crisis. We're already starting to see results, and we're now turning to other issues that arise. To raise any issues, contact us.

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    COVID-19 lockdown puts domestic abuse victims at risk

    Domestic abuse victims are particularly vulnerable during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and need more protection than ever.

    8 April 2020
    Press release

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): renewing your firm's professional indemnity insurance

    We've compiled issues and possible solutions to consider if you're renewing your firm's PII during the coronavirus pandemic.

    7 April 2020

    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

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for our members' wellbeing and their businesses

    Resources, virtual events and podcasts to support our members during the coronavirus crisis.

    3 April 2020

    Legal sector must not fall through cracks - Law Society responds to extension of business support scheme

    The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme has been extended to support "all viable small businesses affected" by coronavirus.

    3 April 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) interview protocol

    This guidance is intended to assist investigators and prosecutors in deciding whether suspects should be interviewed as part of a police investigation during the coronavirus pandemic.

    2 April 2020

    Changes to the asylum and immigration appeals process

    Temporary changes due to the coronavirus situation.

    1 April 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and data protection

    As organisations expand and embed their remote working capabilities, the overall surface area of risk widens.

    1 April 2020

    Where there's a will, we're looking for the way

    Melinda Giles, partner at Giles Wilson, Executive Committee member of the Law Society Private Client Section and member of the Law Society's Wills and Equity Committee, discusses wills, the legalities, and what you can do to help clients during coronavirus.

    1 April 2020

    Westminster update: Recess begins

    Your weekly update from the Law Society's public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.

    30 March 2020
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    If you have any questions about our coronavirus work, contact us.