18th Mar 2020

At 18 St John Street Chambers we intend to continue to provide the full range of advisory and advocacy services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This notice is to inform you of the steps we have taken, to provide business continuity.

We are following the guidance provided by the UK Government, the NHS, the Judiciary and the Bar Council. We have already put in place measures to maintain a healthy environment for all our members, staff and any other visitors to chambers. We will continue to adapt and adjust our procedures as guidance changes.

We have distributed guidance to our members and staff on best practices to prevent infection and self-isolation.

Members will be able to conduct conferences and hearings by telephone and video-links. Steps have been taken to allow clerking teams to work remotely where they can take calls, process emails and access online resources normally.

Clients can continue to contact chambers using all our normal telephone numbers and email addresses.

But we do request that whenever possible documents are provided electronically and that paperwork is not hand-delivered to chambers without making specific arrangements with our clerks to enable this to be done safely.

If you have any comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We will continue to update this page throughout the pandemic as the situation and guidance changes.