Our working arrangements during the Covid-19 lockdown
Our barristers and staff continue to work using secure, cloud-based systems. But our chambers’ buildings remain closed until further notice.
Please send us all documents electronically and contact the clerks in advance if you are emailing large digital files or if you’re unable to email papers for any reason.
No physical deliveries can be made. This includes hand deliveries by courier or in person, and also by DX and post.
Please pay all counsel fees electronically. You can contact the clerks if you need to check our bank details.
During this time, the best way to contact us is via our clerks’ email: firstname.lastname@example.org which is monitored throughout our normal working hours (8.30am-6.30pm). If you send us a short message with your name and phone number, we will call you back urgently.
If you have an emergency or need to contact us outside normal working hours, please call our senior clerk, Ian Boardman on: 07831 234861.
This judgment discusses anticipatory deprivation of liberty orders in the context of prospective loss of capacity and the tension between respecting a young person’s autonomy and protecting them from harm when making best interest decisions.