COVID-19 – Our working arrangements

As the lockdown is extended, all of our barristers and staff remain working from home and will continue to do so in line with government advice. We continue to be very much open for business, providing the quality professional service that you rightly expect during these uncertain times.

We are conducting hearings, conferences, meetings and mediations by telephone and various video conferencing platforms. We can provide separate conference rooms for all parties, and meetings can be recorded if required. We are also closely monitoring arrangements in the courts. All the latest guidance can be found here.

We understand that you will also be working remotely and may not have access to your usual resources and references. Many of you are facing unprecedented challenges whilst also working away from your teams and, in many cases, juggling this with home schooling. To offer support we are offering a Free Legal Advice Helpline for legal professionals to assist you with any unexpected legal or procedural queries you may have at this time.

Many of our barristers have also been writing about coronavirus and the impact it is having on all areas of the law. You can browse through the topics here.

When you are getting in touch with us, in the first instance please email clerks@1chancerylane.com. This will ensure a speedy response. You can, of course, also call us – you can find a list of the clerks’ mobile numbers here. Whilst we are away from the office we would request that wherever possible you send us any papers in digital form rather than hard copy.

If you have any further questions about how we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, or how we can work together to help each other, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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