Our working arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic

27 March 2020

Our barristers and staff continue to work during this public health emergency. But our chambers’ buildings remain closed until further notice.

This change to our working arrangements reflects UK government and World Health Organisation advice.

  • No face-to-face meetings will take place in chambers.
  • No physical deliveries can be made. This includes hand deliveries by courier or in person, and also by DX and post. If you have already sent something to us that we might not now receive, please contact the clerks.
  • Please send us all documents electronically and contact the clerks in advance to discuss emailing large digital files. Systemic broadband capacity issues during this emergency on occasions, may mean special arrangements have to be made. If, for whatever reason it is impossible for you to send papers electronically, please alert our clerks so they can let you know where to send the papers to.
  • Please pay all counsel fees electronically. You can contact the clerks if you need to check our bank details.

Our barristers and staff are all working from home using secure, cloud-based computer systems.

Our barristers continue to conduct court hearings and multi-party conferences and to provide advice.  Although there will be few court hearings in person for the foreseeable future, we are well-placed to deal with hearings remotely or however they are arranged.

Please contact us by email during this emergency

During this Covid-19 shutdown, the best way to contact us is via our clerks’ email which is monitored throughout our normal working hours (8.30am-6.30pm).

Their email is:  clerks@fieldcourt.co.uk

You can send us a short message with your name and phone number and 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.

We will let you know of any changes to these working arrangements as the weeks progress.

Best wishes to you all,

John Critchley, Head of Chambers