Law Society of Scotland announce £2.2m financial support for Scottish solicitors

Category: COVID-19Professions - Posted On: Apr 30 2020

In response to many in the solicitor profession feeling the financial impact of COVID-19, the Law Society of Scotland yesterday announced a £2.2 million financial support package for Scottish solicitors.

The professional body’s governing council has agreed that for the 2020/21 practice year:

  • the practicing certificate (PC) fee for every solicitor will be reduced by 20%,
  • the accounts fee paid by law firm partners will be reduced by 20%,
  • the client protection fund contribution for law firm partners will be reduced to zero.

With reports that 90% of law firms have faced a reduced turnover as a direct result of COVID-19, this financial package is a welcomed relief for Scottish solicitors at this critical time. You can read information on the financial support package on the Law Society of Scotland website.

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