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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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    If bail reforms blown off track, injustice must surely follow

    Our consultation response urges government to keep urgent bail reforms on track despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

    29 May 2020
    Press release

    Industry issues guidance to help kickstart the housing market

    A cross-industry guide to support government plans to re-open the housing market, enabling people to move home safely, has been published.

    13 May 2020
    Press release

    Caution urged amid diverging approaches to Covid-19

    Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis today urged solicitors' firms to exercise caution amid the diverging messages.

    12 May 2020
    Press release

    Continued furlough scheme welcome support for legal sector

    News the chancellor is to extend the furlough scheme through to the end of October was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

    12 May 2020
    Press release

    Jury trials right to resume if safety allows it - Law Society responds

    We welcome plans to resume jury trials, but reassert the utmost importance of good hygiene, appropriate distancing and compliance with guidance.

    11 May 2020
    Press release

    High-street firms under immediate threat - Law Society warns

    Small law firms are playing a crucial role in providing advice to vulnerable people during these difficult times, yet reduced cash flow and fee income have put many at risk of collapse.

    1 May 2020
    Press release

    Law Society joins jury trials working party

    The Law Society has joined a working party which will consider ways of starting jury trials as soon as that is safe.

    23 April 2020
    Press release

    Protecting clients from the fraudsters - new cybersecurity campaign launched

    We've launched a support package to help the profession in preventing fraud and scams and delivering legal services safely using technology.

    23 April 2020
    Press release

    Number of operational courts revealed in new interactive map

    We've released a new tool to help solicitors and members of the public find out which courts are operational throughout the emergency period.

    15 April 2020
    Press release

    Law firms receive new furlough guidance

    We've published new guidance for law firms considering use of the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

    9 April 2020
    Press release
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