Please see below some useful information relating to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic relating to any changes to our services and working practices.
In the interests of the health and well-being of our team, and taking into consideration government guidance, in order to allow our staff members to be able to continue to provide effective advice and representation, we have decided to limit office access to the public in all but very urgent instances. During this time we are working remotely with the office being manned only for essential use.
Until further notice, contact will be conducted via telephone, video conference, email and letters.
All other aspects of our services currently remain the same. We are still able to provide you with advice, assistance and representation and you can contact us 24 hours a day on 0161 718 2222.
The majority of Court hearings are currently proceeding via telephone or video link and arrangements are being made with both the Magistrates Court and Crown Court to ensure they have the correct information for this to be put in place.
If you have a hearing coming up within the next 2 weeks you will hear from us in due course detailing any changes to this. We will then begin to distribute correspondence in relation to hearings listed from Monday 6th April 2020 onwards.
Should there be any changes to your case we will be sure to update you in relation to this as soon as possible ensuring you are kept up to date with the progress of your case.
At this present time, we can continue to provide you with representation at Police Stations. In most instances, we have been able to do this remotely, attending only when remote interview is not possible or appropriate due to the seriousness of the matters being investigated. We would advise you to inform the police if you have been experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) or should you begin to.
All prisons in England and Wales are currently closed for visitors meaning that for the time being regrettably we will be unable to attend upon clients who are in custody in the usual way. Communication will be via telephone, video link and email where available. Correspondence with further information in relation to this will be sent out in due course.
Should you have any queries or concerns in relation to the above or your case please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 718 2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you are all well and continue to be throughout the current health crisis and we will ensure this statement is kept up to date with any changes.
To view government guidance in relation to the above please visit the below links for further information:
For a free confidential telephone conversation, call us on: 0161 718 2222.
Alternatively, please send us a quick message using the form on our Contact page and we will get back to you immediately.