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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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    Coronavirus (COVID-19): our priority issues

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing rapidly as well as the government's advice. We're monitoring the situation and listening to your concerns.

    13 May 2020
    Advice

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance to conveyancers advising clients on house moves

    This pan-industry guidance enables professionals to complete moves while maintaining safety as social distancing measures are eased.

    13 May 2020
    Advice

    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

    EU Commission proposes DAC 6 deferral

    The European Commission has published a proposal to postpone the requirement to make first reports under DAC 6 by three months.

    13 May 2020
    News

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members

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

    12 May 2020
    Advice

    Practical framework for law firms and sole practitioners on return to the office

    The government has published detailed guidance on the return to offices. This framework sets out the most relevant points for legal services.

    12 May 2020
    Advice

    Q&A with Jonathan Gilmour

    Jonathan Gilmour is a partner at Travers Smith.

    12 May 2020
    Feature

    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

    Reviewing the probate service in light of Covid-19

    The HMCTS is reviewing the probate service due to the impact of coronavirus.

    12 May 2020
    News
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