Covid-19: Registration still open for using agents to prison video link
25 March 2020
Our offices are closed at present, in line with Government advice. This means we are no longer able to carry out tests for solicitors registering to use the video link to prisons.
However, we have spoken to the Scottish Prison Service and they will still allow us to register and sign up Solicitors who wish to use the Video link.
If you have not already done so and wish to sign up to use the video link please complete the following steps:
Mandate on our website and email to email@example.com We will send you a link to the VC software for downloading and guidance for completing the set-up
Check the set-up once you have downloaded the software.
Once you have completed these steps and confirmed to us in an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org that these have been carried out successfully we will forward your details to the SPS without carrying out a test visit with you.
If you have any questions, please visit the website for more information or email us at email@example.com.
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