27th May 2020
TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a working Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available.
As of 25th March, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings has been closed until further notice and all barristers, clerks and support staff will be working remotely.
We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans we have put in place enable us to continue to provide our services.
When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are being diverted to be answered remotely.
Please send all instructions via email directly to email@example.com we would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are unable to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post until further notice, unless specific arrangements are made in advance by contacting the clerks.
Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via email.
All conferences, meetings and mediations will take remotely, either by telephone or via video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged.
We are following The Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with Government advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. The judiciary has made provision for some civil cases to be heard remotely, with lawyers being required to take part in virtual hearings.
We will continue to closely monitor this situation.
If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.
If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or firstname.lastname@example.org