Our working arrangements during the Covid-19 public health emergency
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.
In a recent homelessness appeal, Tyreese Jones v LB Southwark, the County Court has held that children who are privately fostered after the age of 16 have priority need for homelessness assistance from local authorities. Alexander Campbell appeared for the successful appellant.
The case concerned an appeal by a local authority against the discharging of care orders in respect of two girls, aged 9 and 7. The orders were made in January 2020 in the context of physical abuse allegations against a child of their mother's then-partner.
Appeal by father (F) against order made under inherent jurisdiction that a child (A) aged 13 and a British National, who has been living in Algeria for just over 12 years, should be brought to England so that “an assessment can be made in a place of safety as to her best interests and living arrangements”.