As a chambers we are continually monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, receiving daily advice from Public Health England (PHE), the Bar Council and considering what contingency measures we may need to put in place should the situation escalate. We obviously hope that such measures will not prove necessary. However we are determined to do all we can to ensure a continuous service to all of our clients with their welfare and that of our barristers and staff at the forefront of our minds.
We have already increased the level of our daily office cleaning and hand sanitiser, cleaning wipes, paper towels and soap are available in all the relevant areas of chambers. In addition we have now put in place a number of measures in case they become needed in the coming weeks. These are as follows:
By putting in place these contingency measures we intend to continue offering as normal a service as possible throughout the duration of this unprecedented epidemic; and by working together we are confident we can find solutions to any problems arising, thereby reducing as far as possible any impact on our professional and lay clients and minimising risks to health.