Guildford Chambers response to COVID-19

Guildford Chambers continues to operate as usual and we will continue to do so taking into account government advice. We have in place a strict hygiene policy to help prevent the spread of the virus in line with UK Government recommendations
Bearing this in mind, where possible we would please ask that you send your documents electronically.

We have now put in place a number of measures in case they are needed in the coming weeks. All our barristers are able to work remotely, conferences and court hearings may be held via telephone or Skype.
In the unlikely event that we have to close Chambers’ building, procedures have been put in place to ensure calls will be answered by our clerking team on our usual number 01483 539131. However, in case of emergency mobile phone numbers of our clerks are:

Simon Morris, Senior Clerk: 07779 605502
Gavin Street, First Junior Clerk: 07780 994271

By putting in place these contingency measures we intend to continue offering as normal a service as possible throughout the duration of this unprecedented pandemic; and by working together we are confident we can find solutions to any problems arising, thereby reducing as far as possible any impact on our professional and lay clients and minimising risks to health.

 

Guildford Chambers is a progressive, multi-disciplinary set of barristers, uniquely positioned to provide competitive and effective advocacy for individuals and businesses in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and the South East.

Our growing portfolio of clients value that we work with them as an extension of their team, and we endeavour to build strong and successful working relationships. We operate a system of specialist practice groups which ensure you receive the best advice and advocacy from your chosen barrister.

Our barristers and experienced, responsive clerking team share an uncompromising attitude to quality and client service with a sensible approach to cost.

“George Coates is a strong advocate in court who delivers robust advice when needed.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Fiona Griffin is a safe pair of hands who puts clients at ease.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Claire Shrimpton specialises in public and private law children issues.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Janet Hayward is a skilled advocate whose knowledge and experience can be relied upon in children law cases.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Christine Julien is robust, pragmatic and fantastic with clients.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Guildford Chambers has solid expertise in family law; the practice has ‘a very good offering in relation to private and public law children cases’. The group is also adept in financial remedy and TOLATA matters. Property law is another core area of instruction.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“George Coates has expertise in financial remedy cases.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Claire Shrimpton is forthright and passionate.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Christine Julien’s recent work includes cases of physical and sexual abuse.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Janet Haywood will fight her client’s corner.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Fiona Griffin is recommended for cases involving care and adoption proceedings.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Rowan Morton is a very safe pair of hands”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Fiona Griffin is extensively experienced in private law children matters”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Christine Julien is experienced in relocation and international child abduction cases”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Janet Haywood is known for public law children cases”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Claire Shrimpton can instantly put clients at ease”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“George Coates is a robust advocate, who works hard for his clients”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Rowan Morton provides excellent client care when handling complicated employment and discrimination matters”

LEGAL 500 2016

“Janet Haywood is a highly experienced and knowledgeable advocate for complex children law cases”

LEGAL 500 2016

“Fiona Griffin is a specialist in TOLATA cases”

LEGAL 500 2016

“George Coates is a robust advocate and a straight talker”

LEGAL 500 2016

“Christine Julien deals with cases and clients calmly and confidently”

Legal 500 2016

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