• 19/06/2020

Return to the Workplace toolkit

As the government begin to lift restrictions and solicitors slowly return to the office in the coming weeks, it is vitally important that firms are prepared and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure their safety.  The Law Society have published a return to the office toolkit, focused on providing practical steps that members can take in line with government guidance.

It includes:  Template COVID 19 Risk Assessment for law firms, Downloadable posters to display in the firms (including the option for small firms to order printed and laminated copies from TLS), Staffing decisions flowchart.  It is incredibly important that firms begin to consult with staff and complete the necessary risk assessments to ensure that everything is in place when they are able to return to the office.

For more information please click HERE

In addition, you can watch the Law Society’s returning to the workplace WEBINAR where it provides an overview of their latest discussions with Government, the up-to-date guidance and discuss the challenges that law firms now need to consider.

Virtual Execution and e-signature during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Law Society has brought together a variety of established guidance in relation to virtual execution and the use of e-signatures and updated its practice notes in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  To read more please click HERE

Law Society looking to reduce its part of practising fee

Complete a short survey by 10 July 2020 to give your views on on the overall practising fee and the balance between the professional and regulatory split.

To read the Consultation Paper and to respond to the survey please click HERE