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  • 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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    10,000 Steps for Justice - Supporting access to justice amid a pandemic

    Rosa Coleman is a marketing and development officer at the charity London Legal Support Trust and shares how access to justice and legal aid is under threat, and what you can do to help.

    15 May 2020
    Blog

    Using technology to maintain our justice system during the coronavirus pandemic

    Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive HM Courts & Tribunals Service, discusses the challenges and changes to courts during the coronavirus pandemic.

    6 May 2020
    Blog

    Four things to think about when considering furlough leave

    Nick Denys is the policy adviser who leads on employment and family law matters at the Law Society.

    21 April 2020
    Blog

    Supervising trainee solicitors during coronavirus

    Alan East, chair of our Education and Training Committee, discusses supervising trainee solicitors in these exceptional times. Firms and trainee solicitors have raised issues on how to best ensure that trainees are properly and effectively supervised during this challenging period.

    16 April 2020
    Blog

    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
    Blog

    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
    Blog

    Working from home: Stay fit, stay sane, stay in

    Coral Hill is Associate Professor at The University of Law and a non-practising solicitor. She shares excellent tips for our unprecedented times.

    26 March 2020
    Blog

    Westminster update: Law Society publishes coronavirus guidance

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

    23 March 2020
    Blog

    Westminster update: Spring Budget 2020 summary

    Yesterday afternoon, chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the first Budget of the new Parliament, the most recent since Phillip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget in October 2018.

    12 March 2020
    Blog
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