Conveyancing lawyers are awaiting clarification around ongoing conveyancing transactions after the UK was put on lockdown banning all non-essential activity.
Technology has enabled lawyers globally to work from home and continue providing clients with legal services, but many small firms lack the resources to respond quickly to Covid-19 challenges.
The Law Society has advised sole traders to partner up with another solicitor to protect clients in case they are unable to work due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and law firms have begun to respond with drastic measures to continue effectively servicing their clients.
Family proceedings in the Court of Appeal will be live-streamed online from this summer with the aim of boosting transparency in the justice system, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced.
The number of solicitors under-reporting disabilities to employers has not changed in 10 years and this is detrimental to clients and the profession, the regulator said.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a public consultation on its rules governing where solicitors are allowed to work while offering immigration services.
The Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis has voiced his disappointment at yesterday’s budget, saying “austerity is not ending in the justice sector”.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has stepped in after the collapse of Irish professional indemnity insurer CBL Insurance Europe DAC (CBL).