DPS Software: Conveyancing hit hardest by Covid-19
Common sense might tell you that being in the middle of a pandemic, being restricted to your own home and most businesses being closed would result in a big drop in levels of business for the legal industry.
After all, as of 21st May 2020, 16% of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales have been suspended to protect those involved in trials. The Government also advised that anybody moving to a new house delay until after lockdown measures have been lifted, and social distancing measures have made the witnessing requirements for wills difficult to comply with.
The results of our survey, therefore, may surprise you.
We asked 100 people how various practice areas had been impacted in their practice. They were given the options for Company & Commercial, Conveyancing, Crime, Employment, Family, Immigration, Personal Injury and Wills & Probate.
For each practice area, respondents were able to select from 5 options. These are numbered, which means we can then find a weighted average.
Read the full report now.