We’re making representations to government departments, regulators and agencies, and updating our website with the latest news and guidance.
See below our latest coronavirus (COVID-19) resources:
- new campaign: Return, Restart and Recovery
- guidance on how to consider the best work systems for your organisation
- financial resilience for law firms: Should you take up any of the coronavirus financial assistance schemes?
- what to do if your training is terminated
- can my employer force me to return to the office?
Local lockdown regulations published for Leicester
On 3 July 2020, the government published its lockdown regulations for Leicester.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has told the Law Society that the regulations do not as far as they are aware contain any additional restrictions on moving home.
People in Leicester will still be allowed to leave home in order to:
- facilitate a house move
We understand that legal professionals can also continue to support house moves, whilst taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
Read the regulations in full here
100 days in numbers
We have produced an infographic summarising the Law society’s COVID related work and outcomes. Some highlights include:
The full infographic with more metrics and outcomes can be found here on our webpage.
This work resulted in positive developments for the profession:
- The MoJ and the SRA agreeing to allow oaths relating to commercial transactions to be sworn via videolink (although appropriate record keeping will help if the oath’s validity is later challenged).
- The Land Registry to accept Mercury signatures, following our feedback on the difficulties of obtaining wet signatures in the current circumstances.
- The majority of trainees and students being able to still sit their exams, despite the SRA’s initial intention to suspend these.