With the closure of the vast majority of courts and the abrupt ending of jury trials from the end of March, many of our much valued and dedicated staff were placed on furlough and into the government’s staff retention scheme.
However, we recognised from the outset that our clients would still need us and the vital service we provide. We retained a significant number of highly experienced and dedicated specialists to ensure that we were able to help new and existing clients.
Over the last few weeks and months, we have been bringing staff back from being furloughed.By the beginning of July, the vast majority of our dedicated team have returned, with just a handful of staff still being absent.
At every stage of the last few months, we have ensured that we have always been able to help and represent our clients, and be available for both court hearings and police station interviews.
We remain committed to delivering the expert and professional help that our clients have needed. As things return to a level of normality, we have put in place the measures and safeguards to ensure the safety of our staff whilst also enabling us to deliver the expert help and assistance that is expected of us, by both existing and new clients alike.