Private Law Children
Our specialist Private Law team offers a wide range of expertise and experience relating to children including child arrangements, contact and residence disputes, prohibited steps and specific issue orders, international and national relocation, child abduction, surrogacy, same-sex parenting issues and adoption.

Our Private Law Team members also regularly represent clients in Family Law Act applications including Non-Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders, Forced Marriage Protection Orders and FGM Protection Orders.

Family Law Silks

Our two family law silks, Jeremy Weston QC and Elizabeth Isaacs QC, have extensive experience in all areas of private child law. They offer a flexible and bespoke service which can be tailored to the individual needs of each client.


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Chambers & Partners 2019:  St Ives is “an excellent chambers, with a deserved reputation for excellence in family law”

Legal 500: “St Ives Chambers’ family practice has ‘great strength and depth’, with members active across the spectrum of family law matters……”

Legal 500:  “The St Ives Chambers family group is ‘one of the best in the region’, with ‘high-calibre advocates’ handling family finance and children law. Members have expertise in difficult cases of abuse, serious injuries, child deaths, and fabricated/induced illnesses, while fertility law is a growing area of practice…..”

Legal 500: “With ‘an excellent mix of barristers at all levels’, St Ives Chambers has a national reputation for family law; it is ‘more than a match for the Magic Circle chambers in London’.”