updated on 20 November 2020
Charter Chambers formally closed earlier in the year as a result of the pandemic but has since reinvented itself online as Crucible – a digital barristers’ set.
While Charter Chambers had been based physically in London, Crucible Law responded and adapted to the pandemic and the new way of working to solely be online. Speaking to Legal Futures, Head of Crucible Law Neil Hawes QC said that offices would be required in the New Year: “It’s much easier to show clients documents when you meet them face-to-face, rather than by screen-sharing.”
Talking about the new setup, he added: “We’re more accessible than we were previously. We’re not in a situation where we can’t access people and people can’t access us.”