In these difficult times, I am sending this brief update to all our members. I would like to draw your attention to our evolving resources on Coronavirus.
As your professional body, we are taking up issues raised by our members with regulators and government departments where we need further action or guidance from them.
We are also basing our own guidance on issues raised by our members.
Current issues in our Q&A include:
- What protection is there for solicitors working in police stations/prisons/courts?
- What government support is available for sick pay?
- What government support is available for cashflow?
- What should I do if I can’t meet my tax bill?
- Should I allow international travel?
- What is the impact on residential conveyancing transactions?
This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will be updating our web pages with relevant links to the latest health advice to protect you and your clients. We will also add more specific support and guidance as it is developed.
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The Law Society takes the health and safety of our staff, members, clients and other visitors to our offices and events very seriously. In light of the increasing number of people affected by the virus and acknowledging the role we all have to play in limiting its impact, we have taken the decision to cancel all face to face events until the end of July 2020.
We are extremely grateful for the amount of work and incredible investment members and staff put into organising Law Society events. To ensure this is not wasted we are currently reviewing online alternatives including podcasts, webinars and live events.
Anyone who has already registered and paid to attend an event will be contacted and provided with a full refund. Speakers and sponsors will also be contacted about alternative formats and ways to remain involved.
We do not know if events will be impacted beyond July 2020 nor how long the current situation will last. We will continue to monitor the situation daily and will keep staff and members informed as more information comes to light.
If you have any questions or issues to raise please contact us.