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Call for conveyancing clarity

Conveyancing lawyers are awaiting clarification around ongoing conveyancing transactions after the UK was put on lockdown banning all non-essential activity.

26 Mar 2020

Firms adapt to remote working

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.

26 Mar 2020

Covid-19: compliance contingency planning

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.

20 Mar 2020

Firms begin responding to Covid-19

The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and law firms have begun to respond with drastic measures to continue effectively servicing their clients.

20 Mar 2020

Live-streaming family cases doesn't go far enough

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.

16 Mar 2020

Solicitors drastically under-reporting disabilities

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.

13 Mar 2020

SRA consults on immigration services

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a public consultation on its rules governing where solicitors are allowed to work while offering immigration services.

12 Mar 2020

Law Society hits back at budget

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”.

12 Mar 2020

Small firms protected after insurer administration

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has stepped in after the collapse of Irish professional indemnity insurer CBL Insurance Europe DAC (CBL).

11 Mar 2020