Wilberforce Chambers’ response to COVID-19: Temporary measures
Published: Friday 27 March 2020
Updated 4th January 2021
Wilberforce Chambers is committed to ensuring we continue to function as effectively as possible, whilst placing the safety and well-being of our members, staff and clients are at the forefront of our ongoing business continuity strategy. To that end, we are following the measures identified in our external risk assessment and are continuing to monitor and follow HM Government and HMCTS guidance.
Following the government announcement on the 4th January 2021, we will continue to operate with a staffing presence in Chambers considered necessary to support our clients and facilitate hearings. As has been the case throughout all barristers and staff are fully contactable working remotely or in Chambers. All contact details our contact details (phone numbers, email addresses or otherwise) are the same and are available to view on our website via this link.
In line with today’s announcement, there will also be a temporary change to clients visiting chambers. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate face-to-face meetings or have clients attend chambers until there is a change in the current HM Government guidelines (estimated to be mid-February 2021). Please contact the Practice Management team for any additional guidance on this.
Above and beyond this we are continuing to utilise agile-working strategies – such as video-calling via all the main platforms – to ensure that our focus on high-quality client service is preserved.
The situation is consistently being checked and so these protocols will be regularly updated.
If you require any assistance or have questions about the temporary measures we have in place, please contact:
Nicholas Luckman (Practice Director)
John Treacy (Executive Director – for non-client / operational enquiries)
Mark Rushton (Head Practice Manager)
Danny Smillie (Senior Practice Manager)
Fraser Geddes (Senior Practice Manager)
Andrew Barnes (Senior Practice Manager)
We wish our clients, colleagues and friends of chambers the very best during this difficult period.