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Criminal

St Ives Chambers are very popular, busy and efficient.

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Criminal Group

St Ives Criminal Group is a well defined but dedicated team who offer first class service to Solicitors and lay clients. Our advocates are approachable and pleasant, offering a determined and tenacious attitude leaving clients assured of an exemplary level of representation.

Our Senior Counsel are among the best on the circuit as has been recognised by Legal 500 and our Juniors specialise from an early age and are regularly instructed in Crown Court matters from early in their tenancy. This means clients will receive a high standard of advocacy on all cases from the most serious offences in the Crown Court to more minor offences in the Magistrates Court.

At St Ives Criminal Group we understand the changing and challenging legal climate and the need for both quality and value for money. Our service standards include immediate phones calls post hearing and detailed attendance notes within 24 hours of every hearing to complement the excellent client care at court.

We are acutely aware of the fact that 1 in 4 defendants in the Crown Court are now asked to pay a contribution to their Legal Aid. Depending on how much the government assess the contribution to be, it may well be that clients are better off paying privately. Mindful of these circumstances we offer tailor made fixed fee packages for clients who fall into this category.

Our dedicated Criminal Practice Manager Philip Hidson – (direct dial 262 1701) and Assistant Practice Manager David Keen - (direct dial 262 1729) are always on hand to discuss your requirements and recommend the most suitable counsel for your case and discuss fees where appropriate.

Keep in touch with our Criminal Group and receive regular updates by following us on Twitter @stivescriminal.

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