Francis Taylor Building

Call to order: new website for leading barristers' chambers

Requirement:

Francis Taylor Building is a barristers’ chambers with a long-standing reputation for excellence in public law, planning and regulatory law. The members of the chambers consistently appear in leading cases and often undertake special advisory work.

Francis Taylor Building wanted to update the look and functionality of their site and chose Moore-Wilson to design and build a new version of the website. The site needed to have a modern design but also had to be clear and simple to navigate so that visitors could find information about members and cases quickly and easily.

Solution:

We chose to build the site in Drupal as it provides both flexibility and ease of use – allowing the members of Francis Taylor Building to easily make changes to content on their site. We also included a sticky menu that remains visible at the top of the screen while website users scroll to improve navigation and site usability. To help users find information about members of the chambers, the Barristers page can be sorted and filtered in a number of ways, including by specialisation, year of call and member level. Similarly, news and resources can be sorted by area of expertise, barrister or by type.

On individual barrister profile pages news stories relevant to the specific barrister are pulled through to the page. The website also has functionality to add barristers to a ‘shortlist’ – this allows website users to click a button on a profile page to add that barrister to a ‘shortlist’. When a barrister is added to a shortlist, information about that barrister, their experience, qualifications and testimonials are made available in a downloadable PDF format. More than one barrister can be added to the PDF shortlist so that users can easily compare different members of the chambers.

Key Features

  • New website design and development
  • Open source Drupal CMS
  • Fully responsive on all devices
  • SEO friendly set up
  • Clear user pathways & information architecture
  • Sticky menu bar
  • Barrister ‘shortlist’ functionality