How the way we work is changing

Audio/Visual facilities at Trinity Chambers

Following on from the opening of the audio/visual conference room at Highfield House we will be inviting clients, both lay and professional to attend remote hearings with their counsel.  It may not be a “fully immersive experience” but clients will be able to both follow the hearing and give instructions during it.

As usual strict hygiene and distancing measures will be in place.  Visitors must wear masks on entering Highfield House and will only be able to remove them when told.  The clerks will brief visitors on the distancing measures and where to sit.  No refreshments will be offered.

During the hearing counsel will be able to ask the judge for time to take instructions.  It is expected the hearings will thus be more effective and productive.

Our Opening

In line with the easing of the lock down and only as necessary we re-opened Highfield House for business on the 1st June 2020.  We will be able to deal with enquiries and the allocation of work to our barristers more efficiently while still keeping our staff and barristers safe.

We will accomodate visits and host conferences by arrangement.   We remain available to answer specific questions via telephone and email.

We are pressing on with our plans to promote Private FDRs, (the tab above will let you download our e-brochure).   Public access is still easily available for more and more types of cases.  The Public Access tab above will link you to all of our services.

Our telephone system allows us to forward calls automatically to barristers so please call the usual telephone number 01245 60 50 40 to speak to us during business hours.

The courts will soon announce their plans for hearings and we are expecting full details of the arrangements very soon.

If your case has been adjourned because of the pandemic please contact us for an update on the likely date of resumption.

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