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You may be worrying about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. Feeling lonely, anxious or worried about your finances and your health are all very normal. You may also be a business owner responsible for your employees and feeling overwhelmed or worried about how best to help yourself and your employees.
The partners we work with regularly are here to support you during this challenging time. Please find links to their websites and contact details below.
LawCare offers a free, confidential emotional support service to all legal professionals, their support staff and families in the UK and Ireland. The team is there to listen, with helpline calls, emails and webchats answered in confidence by trained staff and volunteers who have first-
hand experience of working in the law. It also has a network of peer supporters. If you need to talk call LawCare’s free, independent and confidential helpline on 0800 279 6888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lawcare.org.uk. To access a range of advice and tips to help you, including how to look after yourself while working remotely – click here.
Solicitors’ Assistance Scheme
The Solicitors’ Assistance Scheme (SAS) offers free confidential help (a minimum of one hour’s advice) for all solicitors in England and Wales, their families and employees. The SAS has over 80 expert volunteers who are all solicitors and you can contact them direct both during and outside of normal office hours, by telephone or email. Please visit the website here,to find an expert.
The SAS has experts in the following areas: Regulatory (Practice issues, COLP/COFA issues, Authorisation Issues), Disciplinary (Practicing Certificate issues & conditions, Self Reports, SRA investigations, SDT referrals, and breaks of the accounts rules), Partnership, Employment (including training contracts), Fraud & Crime, Interventions, Voluntary Closures or disposals of practice, Complaints & Negligence, Practice Management, Money Laundering, Insolvency.
Law Society Practice Team
The Law Society offers a range of helplines which provide practical advice and assistance to solicitors and employees of solicitors. To find out about each helpline, click here.