Legal 500 rankings demonstrate continued strength for St Ives

We are delighted that 2023 has been another successful year for St Ives, having again cemented our reputation as one of the region’s leading sets, with a number of our members featuring in the Legal 500 2024 edition.

Our rankings in this coming year’s edition of the Legal 500 are particularly impressive.

Chambers has achieved top tier rankings in –

·       family law (children and domestic violence) and

·       social housing.

Chambers is also delighted to have been ranked as a leading set in –

·       crime (general and fraud),

·       property & construction and

·       family (divorce and financial remedy).

We are especially proud that our 2024 rankings recognise the depth and strength of our members in every team, ranging from silks to leading juniors as well as an impressive number of newly ranked ‘rising stars.’

Particular praise is reserved for our dedicated clerking teams, which continue to offer lay and professional clients the very highest level of service –

“The clerks at chambers are very helpful and efficient. Scott Goodison is very personable, extremely helpful, and always accommodating.”

“The civil clerks are wonderful.”

“All the clerks are incredibly helpful. Nick Burdon will go above and beyond and endeavour to ensure that you have just the right counsel for the instruction.”

“St Ives Chambers offers an exceptional service. Criminal clerks go above and beyond to ensure that desired counsel is available to conduct both hearings and attend conferences.”

As we move into 2024, Chambers continues to provide a high-quality service through our members. Recent months have yielded a particular number of highlights, which include –

– Timothy Bowe KC was appointed as King’s Counsel.
– Two former members, Adem Muzaffer and Amy Jacobs, were appointed as Circuit Judges.
– Tom Harrill was awarded ‘Barrister of the Year’ at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards.
– Tom Lawal was awarded a Special Recognition Award at the Birmingham Black Lawyer’s summer ball.
– Chambers was delighted to welcome Adam Clay-Croome, Alyssa Callaway and Milly Webb as tenants. Three more pupils started their training at the start of October.

– One of our members, Emma Kelly, has recently qualified at the Irish Bar. She continues to practise from Chambers.

– Chambers has been significantly refurbished to provide a welcoming and professional space for public and private clients. Our newly modernised surroundings reflect our continued commitment to providing the highest level of client service across the Civil, Criminal and Family teams.