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Continuing Our Services During the Pandemic

Date: March 19th, 2020 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

 

We would like to reassure our clients that we are able operate with minimal disruption for the duration of the pandemic. Since becoming paperless a little over two years ago, all our platforms are now cloud-based, and all of our staff are able to work from home. In particular, all our solicitors will be working from home until further notice. Our telephone system is capable of remote operation and accordingly our secretaries also will be rostered to provide a combination of working from home and a minimal presence in our Chancery Lane office, dealing with basics like post, court deliveries and courier services.

We can maintain our high level of communication with our clients through telephone and email. For longer scheduled appointments we would encourage our clients to meet us through a video link. We are using the Zoom platform. Once we schedule a meeting, all you, as a client, will need to do is to go to the personalised web link sent to you prior to your meeting. There is no requirement to download any software or application.

The court system has been slow to adapt, and current court arrangements are unsuitable. Our view however is that most personal attendances by clients should be avoided and we will make suitable remote arrangements on a case-by-case basis. Although the courts have for many years claimed to use telephone and video links for hearings, they have very rarely actually utilised them. For that reason, we expect that we will continue to have our reliable pool of barristers attending court in person, but we will set up remote arrangements for them to have live instructions wherever possible. When personal attendances are necessary we will be looking at all sensible precautions.

At the moment we do not anticipate that the speed at which matters are completed will materially slow down, and we think that the time estimates that we have given you will probably hold good.

We understand that some clients may have unexpected financial difficulty at this time. It is most important that you tell us if this is the case, and we can mutually discuss possible solutions. The worst thing would be not to tell us and simply not pay, because that is going to materially impact on our relationship and accordingly on your representation.

We suspect that this situation will continue well into summer, and we are presently working on the assumption that we will not be resuming earlier arrangements sooner than July. No one should be expected to put their lives on hold for such a long period of time, and we are confident that we can continue to progress matters for you despite whatever nature throws at us with this virus.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us or contact one of our team directly.


 

 

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I wanted to send a deeply personal thank you to Henry & the team at Brookman’s who have helped me through a very difficult time in my life. They have given me a truly personalised service & been incredibly sympathetic and supportive all the way through the process. I cannot thank them enough & would not hesitate in recommending them to others.

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I was recommended to Henry and initially I was hesitant to use a lawyer for my divorce matter purely because of the costs but in certain circumstances, it is better to go for it. It may seem costly but one doesn't have a choice.

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I am so happy that I hired their services. I am from India and it was my international divorce case. My ex husband is in the UK. I had a free telephone conversation with Henry Brookman and I was so satisfied that without even meeting him I was so confident. My case was handled in the best way possible.

He is probably the one of the best lawyers in the world. He is extremely competent, professional, intelligent and empathetic. The only lawyer who genuinely work to help you rather than making money. He is a very experienced lawyer and he saved me so much money. He is so calm and kind towards his approach. He is the most genuine person I have come across.

I just came to London once to attend my hearing. My husband and his solicitors made it so complicated. My ex husband has to spend double the amount of legal fees than me. This is the difference between hiring a good experienced lawyer. Their fees might be expensive but good lawyer will make you save money at the end. Finally at the end I won the case and my husband has to pay all my legal fees without me travelling to the UK. I will always be eternally grateful to Henry Brookman and Brookman Solicitors. I am falling short of words to praise them.

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