Advice on UK’s diverging lockdown strategies

12 May 2020

The Law Society of England and Wales has urged solicitors to exercise caution and vigilance amid differing advice from devolved governments on how to approach the ongoing covid-19 lockdown.

“Downing Street is clearly moving towards a gradual easing of restrictions in England requiring firms to conduct a risk assessment, create an action plan to manage those risks and follow practical steps on workforce management to help their staff and clients to be safe”, Law Society president Simon Davis said today (12 May).

On Sunday Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement implying that the UK was heading towards a gradual easing of restrictions.

He advised those that cannot work from home, but could exercise socia...

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