Kings Chambers remains open for business and continues to provide specialist advocacy and advice services.
In accordance with the UK Government advice, Kings Chambers is now facilitating a return to work plan for our staff and members whilst continuing to enable remote working where appropriate, utilising our secure IT infrastructure.
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Contacting Kings Chambers
As of 1 September our premises in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham have reopened to allow a limited number of staff and members to return. As part of our phased reopening we are also capable of hosting a limited number of in-person conferences on our premises in accordance with strict social distancing guidelines.
If you are visiting our premises for a conference or other meeting you will be contacted by our clerks in advance to complete a ‘Pre-Visit Questionnaire’ and we would kindly ask that you please familiarise yourself with the protocols in place to maintain social distancing when visiting chambers.
During this phase of partial reopening we continue to request that all instructions be sent to us electronically and that payments for fees are remitted electronically to reduce the number of deliveries (including dropping off papers and other deliveries by courier service) in to chambers.
The main phone numbers for each of our locations are active and you can also reach our clerking and support teams via their direct dial numbers and via email which are available on our website.
We recognise that the situation is constantly evolving and that clients may prefer to work on a remote basis where possible and as such our members are fully enabled to provide services remotely and they continue to conduct hearings, conferences and provide advice.
In addition, our clerks are fully versed with the various remote platform requirements of the relevant courts and can advise and assist our clients accordingly. We can set up telephone or video conferences although we expect and understand that clients may prefer to do that themselves.
Virtual Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our members continue to conduct Arbitrations, Mediations and Joint Settlement Meetings in-person and via the various remote conferencing platforms available
We have specialist teams of members who act as arbitrators and mediators, mechanisms that are suitable for alternative dispute resolution, and are readily adaptable to remote engagement online.
Please contact our Chief Clerk, Gary Young for further information.
Further Information & Updates
We have a blog available which is regularly updated with contributions from our members. Law in the time of Corona provides guidance and updates for lawyers and businesses regarding COVID-19 and the impact it is having and future implications for individuals and businesses.
We are closely monitoring updates from the UK Government in these unprecedented times, as well as the impact on key sectors, and providing practical legal advice on these emerging issues. Further updates will be made available as the situation develops and in the meantime we remain open for business and contactable using the details noted above.
We thank you for your continued support and wish you all well during these unprecedented times.
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