MOJ makes lawyers eligible for covid-19 testing

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has confirmed that solicitors who are key workers are eligible for Covid-19 testing

01 May 2020

The MOJ clarified which lawyers fall into the key work category earlier this month, as those who are “essential to the running of the justice system”. 

These include, in particular, those responsible for the functioning of courts and tribunals, including, advocates and prosecutors, duty solicitors, or practitioners that are working on imminent or ongoing court or tribunal hearings, solicitors acting in connection with the execution of wills and solicitors advising people living in institutions or deprived of their liberty.

The guidance also says that some solicitors will intermittently fall into the category for key worker, if they need to provide advice or attend a hearing for an urgent matter relating ...

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