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:
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.
Our consultation response urges government to keep urgent bail reforms on track despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
A cross-industry guide to support government plans to re-open the housing market, enabling people to move home safely, has been published.
Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis today urged solicitors' firms to exercise caution amid the diverging messages.
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.
We welcome plans to resume jury trials, but reassert the utmost importance of good hygiene, appropriate distancing and compliance with guidance.
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.
The Law Society has joined a working party which will consider ways of starting jury trials as soon as that is safe.
We've launched a support package to help the profession in preventing fraud and scams and delivering legal services safely using technology.
We've released a new tool to help solicitors and members of the public find out which courts are operational throughout the emergency period.
We've published new guidance for law firms considering use of the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
If you have any questions about our coronavirus work, contact us.
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