Regulatory Compliance – The Virus – Latest from the Law Society

The SRA has stated it “expects solicitors and firms to continue to meet the high standards the public expect. This means they must do everything they reasonably can to comply with our rules, and follow our Principles. This includes serving the best interests of their clients and upholding the rule of law.” It expects firms to have appropriate contingency plans

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The Courts – Latest Round Up From The Law Society

On 27 March the MoJ and HMCTS announced that, for public safety reasons, the work of the courts and tribunals will be consolidated into fewer buildings. As of 15 April there were 160 priority court and tribunal buildings open for essential face-to-face hearings. This represents 43% of the 371 crown, magistrates and family courts across England and Wales. In addition,

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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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