Important information for clients
5th January 2021
To all clients of St John’s Chambers,
Further to the Prime Ministers announcement of a national lockdown, our clerking teams and barristers will continue to work remotely. The clerking team are contactable between 8am and 6pm by phone, MS Teams or email. We continue to see an increase in email traffic and we appreciate that this is due to many clients working remotely. Our clerking teams will respond promptly, but please bear with us, and if your enquiry is urgent, direct dial or mobile numbers can be found here: contact page
We have continued to support and provide professional legal services from our office with a small number of critical support staff in attendance from 9am until 5pm. All staff are trained in social distancing measures on their return to the office, and we have installed protective screens for their own safety. Due to Health & Safety procedures under Covid-19, Chambers is no longer accepting hard copies of files, and we ask that all papers and documents are sent electronically to the designated clerking team. Papers for Counsel’s attention must also be emailed to the relevant clerking team for logging and acknowledgement of receipt.
Read the full guidance on visiting St John’s Chambers here. Meetings in Person and hybrid hearings. These will only take place at Chambers where they have been pre-booked to ensure that we have sufficient space and compliance with social distancing measures, and there is a legal reason for doing so. For personal safety, all attendees should bring their own refreshments.
Meetings / Hearings. 95% of conferences are now held by telephone, MS Teams, Zoom or Skype, and if you require assistance please contact the relevant clerk to organise: contact page
We continue to maintain vigilance and the safety of our members, staff and clients is paramount. We continue to utilise our second reception area, to ensure a safe environment from the front door through to the conference rooms. This service ensures we safely achieve social distancing between Solicitors and Clients at all times.
We have installed ‘anti-bac’ units, social distancing signs and have masks and gloves available at reception. Each conference room has its own anti-bac gel and cleaning materials supplies, as well as a TV / screen with Wi-Fi and hardwired secure internet capability to support both Windows and Mac devices.
In conjunction with the marketing team, our barristers have been working hard to keep you informed with up-to-date changes in legislation and news articles (See below). To ensure that you receive the latest news, why not follow us on Twitter (@stjohnschambers) and LinkedIn (St. John’s Chambers). In addition, you can also subscribe to our email service by contacting [email protected].
If you have any difficulties reaching anyone in chambers, or have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Derek Jenkins, CEO
DD 0117 923 4711
email: [email protected]
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