In view of the public health warnings issued by WHO, the government and the NHS regarding Coronavirus we have put in place various health and safety measures in a bid to minimise the risk to staff, members of chambers and visitors to chambers.
We are operating as normal and Chambers are open for activities that cannot be undertaken remotely. In accordance with the guidance issued by the Cabinet Office on 4 January 2021 such activities are predominantly restricted to facilitating court appearances via our video conferencing facilties.
Visitors to Chambers are required to follow the COVID screening procedures that will be advised by the clerks and therefore it is not possible to accomodate associates, friends and family who attend without also completing these procedures in advance.
We are able to conduct almost all of our business remotely and have conducted a large number of hearings, trials, appeals in the Court of Appeal, conferences and JSMs by video conferencing including MS Teams, Skype for Business, Zoom and Google Hangouts, as well as by telephone. We also continue to attend court hearings and other professional commitments if required.
We use paperless systems where those who instruct us have access to these to share documentation. If hard copy instructions are provided – please liaise with our clerking team, in advance, about how receipt by counsel can be best managed.
Our telephone system is manned in the usual way bewteen 8.30am and 6.30pm and the clerks are online during all working hours to deal with enquiries.
In the first instance and for an almost immediate response, we suggest that you e-mail our Clerks at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the nature of your enquiry.
Alternatively, if you wish to telephone:.
For Civil matters, contact Ellie Brand on 020 7832 0506.
For Criminal matters, contact David Landa on 020 7832 0504.
For Family matters, contact Jaime Brooks on 020 7832 0502.
Other useful numbers are as follows:
For the Director of Clerking and Business Development, Michael Goodridge: 020 7832 0503
For junior members of the teams:
Phil Austin – 020 7832 0505
Sean Jacks – 020 7832 0508
Matthew Shepherd – 020 7832 0516
Thomas Bennet – 020 7832 0507
Tom Priest – 020 7832 0509
Amy Seingier – 020 7832 0530
Mona Chogri – 020 7832 0573
Director of Operations:
Gordon Walters – 020 7832 0501
Although we have postponed some of our planned events, over the next few months we aim to catch up with more clients by phone and through our extensive programme of Webinars. We wish all our clients the very best during these very challenging times. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to assist you.
Please contact the clerks on email@example.com or call on 020 7832 0500 for any clerking queries or contact Safia Gay on firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries relating to visits to chambers for any purpose.