‘All judgments are capable of improvement’ – the advocate’s duty to seek further reasons and knowing where to draw the line

This article examines the duty of advocates to seek further reasons and/or points of clarification following the delivery of a judgment. In particular, the article explores the limits of this duty and how ... Continue Reading

Court of Appeal Landmark Judgment Concerning Injunctive Relief Handed Down Today

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a landmark judgment concerning injunctive relief against Persons Unknown. Michelle Caney, led by Mark Anderson QC of No5 Chambers, successfully appeared on behalf ... Continue Reading

Is mediation still a worthwhile cost? by Priya Tromans

Mediation is not just an exercise of horse-trading to achieve a compromised settlement. Of course, sometimes it may come down to this at the end of a negotiation, but it’s the journey to get to that poin... Continue Reading

William Douglas-Jones appointed as Fee Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber

We are delighted to announce the appointment of William Douglas-Jones as a Fee Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to Health, Education and Social Care. Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs QC co... Continue Reading

Elizabeth Isaacs QC elected as Head of Chambers

Following the recent appointment of His Honour Judge Jeremy Weston QC to the circuit bench, we are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Isaacs QC has been elected as our new Head of Chambers. All members o... Continue Reading

UPDATED: The Prerogative Rules, Not the Statute: How to Place Children Under Sixteen in Unregulated Placements: Article by Tom Harrill

Family team member Tom Harrill considers the intricacies of the recent decision of Mr Justice MacDonald in Tameside MBC v AM & Ors [2021] EWHC 2472 (Fam) as updated by the Court of Appeal’s decision ... Continue Reading

Three new pupils join St Ives

We were delighted to welcome three new pupils to Chambers on Monday 4 October 2021. Bethany Stirling joins us for her First Six under the supervision of David Payne. Bethany will undertake a common law pup... Continue Reading

Three new tenants join chambers

Many congratulations to our three former pupils, Eloise Marriott, Queenie Djan and Feargus Campbell, who have all accepted offers of tenancy following successful completion of their pupillages. Eloise unde... Continue Reading

Nicholas Allen QC and Ben Douglas-Jones QC appointed as Deputy High Court Judges

Chambers is delighted to announce that Nicholas Allen QC and Ben Douglas-Jones QC have been appointed as Deputy High Court Judges, pursuant to section 9(4) of the Senior Courts Act 1981. Nicholas is one of... Continue Reading

Peter Cooper

It is with great sadness that Chambers report that after a courageous battle with leukaemia, Peter Cooper has passed away. Peter was a true gentleman, a superb advocate, an inspiration and great friend to ... Continue Reading