Law Society clarifies classification of legal practitioners as key workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Law Society clarifies classification of legal practitioners as key workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following have been designated as 'key workers':

• advocates (including solicitor advocates) required to appear before a court or tribunal (remotely or in person), including prosecutors

• other legal practitioners required to support the administration of justice including duty solicitors (police station and court) and barristers, solicitors, legal executives, paralegals and others who work on imminent or ongoing court or tribunal hearings

• solicitors acting in connection with the execution of wills

• solicitors and barristers advising people living in institutions or deprived of their liberty

Source: Update on legal practitioner keyworkers

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