Fountain Court Chambers is committed to providing an accessible environment for all visitors to its buildings, whether that be clients, barristers, staff, pupils, mini-pupils or other visitors.
The buildings in which we operate were once separate, but over the years have been joined to create a one-roof solution. Where this has occurred, it is common to find different floor levels between the buildings. There is a mixture of flat and ramped areas (which are noted by colour differences), and steps. Where stairs/steps exist, there are handrails installed, to make access easier. Where required, we also have portable ramps available.
We have a fully accessible entrance to Fountain Court, through our 36 Essex Street entrance. Here you will find a ramp to take you from street level into the building, and a disabled chair lift to take you onto the ground floor level.
Parking is available directly outside the 36 Essex Street (WC2R 3AT) entrance, with one disabled parking bay directly opposite the entrance also provided.
Once inside the building, you will have immediate access to an internal lift to all floors, including to member rooms, conference rooms, a fully equipped shower room/toilet and kitchen facilities.
We have a portable Hearing Loop system available for hard of hearing visitors. Where possible, please contact Head of Administration Julie Parker prior to your visit, should you require this assistance.
Fountain Court Chambers is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the world Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
While Fountain Court strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Fountain Court Chambers website, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Chambers will make reasonable adjustments for clients, staff, pupils, tenants, candidates for employment, pupillage and tenancy, and others including temporary visitors. In the first instance, requests for such adjustments should be made to our Head of Administration, Julie Parker.