Support for Legal Practices – Law Society Update

Government support for firms – UPDATE The MoJ has published some interim measures to assist firms with cash flow. These include: initiatives to support civil, family, and criminal legal aid practitioners to keep the justice system running changes to make hardship payments easier to access – including reducing the threshold for work done to £1,000, rather than the current £5,000

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Re-starting the Conveyancing Market

Coronavirus (COVID-19) as all Conveyancing Solicitors know had a dramatic effect on the conveyancing market . This caused significant uncertainty for many, especially as government guidance continues to evolve. New guidance has been established to provide professionals with information to enable them to complete moves while maintaining safety as social distancing measures are eased in live with government guidelines. This

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Updated Form Guidance Probate Registry

Re: New Grant of Representation Application Forms for Professionals The Probate Registry confirm that having considered feedback we have reviewed  arrangements for new forms  in light of the current unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19 and have extended the transition period from 4 weeks to 8 weeks. This is to enable practitioners sufficient time to progress any inflight cases that you have

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Implications of Remote Working – Free Cyber Security Webinar

Take a deep dive into the world of cyber crime and look at how you can keep your law firms remote workforce secure. About this Event For many years, law firms have been developing remote working practices in a bid to offer flexibility to their employees and boost financial savings. The COVID-19 crisis has significantly highlighted the importance of a

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South Yorkshire Civil Courts Covid 19 Protocol

The Resident Judge HHJ Graham Robinson on behalf of the South Yorkshire Court Service has now issued a protocol on how the Court Service will be dealing with Civil Work – confirming that remote working using Skype for Buisness will be the default  position . Of Course the Civil and Family Courts have been using remote working to case manage

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Court guidance gathers pace in response to virus

Court Guidance – Social Distancing measures expand as Courts seek to support effort The Lord Chief Justice and Secretary of State for Justice have today published more guidance as the fight to maintain the justice system whilst supporting the national effort on social distancing continues at a pace . The Court has issued guidance previously : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-courts-and-tribunals-planning-and-preparation Essentially the Courts

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