The Covid-19 crisis has severely impacted some parts of the Bar, in particular the publicly-funded Bar which does such vital work within our justice system and in society as a whole. Some Chambers practising in these critical areas are under threat of being unable to survive and many barristers are suffering serious personal hardship.
The Bar Benevolent Association has, with the four Inns of Court, launched the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Appeal to provide support. Essex Court Chambers has made a substantial donation to the Appeal in addition to individual contributions that Members of Chambers may give.
Essex Court Chambers strongly supports the Appeal and our colleagues at the Bar who have been acutely affected by COVID-19 and its impact and encourages all who are able to give support to the Appeal.