STATEMENT FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

Updated: 5th January 2021

Our Office

As of 9.00am on the 5th January 2021, our office will be temporarily closed to all visitors. This is following the Prime Ministers announcement on the 4th January 2021 of a further national lockdown. 

We have taken this decision with the health and welfare of our clients and staff in mind, as well as the community in which we operate. We are very much open for business and our staff are working remotely and still have full access to our case management system and security features that we have implemented. We will continue to provide the best possible service to all clients, both existing and new.

Client Meetings

As we are unable to provide face-to-face appointments during this time, all appointments will be conducted via telephone or video call. We are also able to attend conference calls between clients and other parties (i.e. Local Authority). 

Court Proceedings

Clients who are required to attend Court during these times should check with their Legal Representative whether their attendance at Court is required. It is our understanding that all clients who have proceedings at the Magistrates/Crown Court are still required to attend. If you have proceedings at the Family Court, most hearings are taking place via telephone unless stated otherwise. It is important that you contact us if you are unsure whether you should attend Court or not. 

Communication via Post

During the lockdown period, there may be difficulties with the postal service for both incoming and outgoing post. We would be grateful if both clients and professionals could contact us by email at enquiries@haygarthjones.co.uk or telephone on 01744 757877, wherever possible, to ensure we are able to assist you as promptly as possible. If you need to drop post off at the office, please leave it in the black box situated to the left of our front door (lift the lid to put the post inside).

 

We will continue to monitor the situation and are regularly updating our employees with the latest advice and guidance from the Government. 

We thank you for your co-operation during this unprecedented time. 

Stay safe. 

- The Partners and Staff at Haygarth Jones Solicitors

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