Free Legal Advice Helpline
1 Chancery Lane recognises that many of our clients are facing unprecedented challenges dealing with unexpected legal and procedural issues whilst also remote working and, in many cases, home schooling. We would like to support you at this difficult time and, as a result, are offering a free legal advice helpline for legal professionals to assist you with any legal queries you may have (“The Helpline”).
With restrictions continuing, and the majority of people still working from home, we have extended The Helpline and it will now run until 4pm on 28 August 2020. At that time we will review the service again and consider whether to extend it.
It is our expectation that your query should be capable of being dealt with during a ten minute telephone conversation and will not require the barrister to consider any documents. Those members of Chambers assisting with the Helpline will offer to call you for a brief discussion over the telephone to assist with your query.
If it is clear that the issue requires further consideration and cannot be dealt with appropriately during a Helpline call, we would be happy to discuss with you other options for legal advice.
To receive assistance complete the enquiry form.
This form contains a number of questions that will enable us to allocate you to a barrister with appropriate experience. Once submitted it will be reviewed by our experienced clerking team and a barrister will telephone you back. If further clarification is required before your query is passed to a member of Chambers you might receive a brief initial call from one of our clerking team for further information.
For forms submitted between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday it is our expectation that your call will be returned on the same day. It may not be possible to deal with forms submitted after 4pm on the same day, although we will do our best.
This form gives you the option to provide us with the name of the case you would like assistance with and your reference. You do not need to fill in these options but, if you do not, we will be unable to conduct a conflict of interest search either now or in the future and you agree that the member of Chambers providing the advice via the Helpline will not be required to consider himself or herself conflicted out of acting for either party in the claim.