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Ahead of the PM’s ‘lockdown’ instruction on Monday 23 rd March 2020, John Barkers Solicitors had
already taken the unprecedented decision to instigate a mandatory home-working policy for all
employees across our sites in response to the Government’s policy of social distancing.

Of paramount importance to us is the health and safety of our staff and clients and whilst we had
effectively operated a policy of social distancing within our offices for both employees and clients
alike, in compliance with medical and Government policy, we were also preparing behind the scenes
for the likely imposition of ‘lockdown’ so as to enable all of our lawyers and support staff / admin
teams to be able to work from home with next to no notice.

In moving to our new offices at Telegraph House in Grimsby, John Barkers Solicitors has invested
heavily in new IT systems and communication links – all of which were specified to offer the
opportunity and facility of homeworking. The same technology also operates from our Louth office.

Our team of lawyers and support staff/administrators all now have their normal office working
conditions replicated at their homes …… twin-screened desktop computers and networked desk
phones which connect directly to our reception team who are also now home-based.

The investment in current technology means that here at John Barkers we are able to ensure
continuity of legal service and to easily deliver the legal work you require, whilst fully complying with
Boris’ instruction to STAY AT HOME.

We are able to provide the service which best meets you needs – whether that be a simple
telephone call or over one of the variety of video-conferencing platforms which we are able to offer
to have remote and Covid19 compliant face-to-face meetings.

John Barkers Solicitors was founded as long ago as 1884 by John Barker himself whose name
continues to be proudly by the business. The business has survived and thrived during two World
Wars and numerous recessions.

John Barkers Solicitors are here to support you and your family with whatever legal need and
requirements you may have during this pandemic.

There is no need to wait or delay. Just ring us – 01472 358686 or 01507 604773