St Ives Family – Children

The Family – Children group has an unrivalled reputation for excellence at all levels – regionally and nationally – and for providing high quality representation, advocacy and advice in all aspects of the law relating to children. Many members of the Family – Children group are listed as Leading Juniors in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories, and several members also sit as Deputy High Court Judges, Recorders and Deputy District Judges.

We offer a wide range of expertise and experience of all areas of public and private law relating to children, including care proceedings, adoption, wardship, child arrangements and contact disputes, child abduction, international and national relocation, surrogacy and same-sex parenting issues.

We are proud of our commitment to providing excellence in all areas of service to clients in our advocacy, advice and paperwork. We aim to provide continuity of counsel wherever possible and our overall depth of experience ensures that we are usually able to match clients carefully to the most suitable barrister.

Family Law Silks

Our two family law silks, Jeremy Weston QC and Elizabeth Isaacs QC, have extensive experience in all areas of public and 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:  “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’.”