David Outterside Joins Criminal Team as Door Tenant with immediate effect

We are delighted to welcome David Outterside to Chambers. David has been involved in some of the most complex, sensitive and serious criminal cases in the Midlands over the past decade.  He is a heavyweig... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers is delighted to announce James Picken’s appointment as a Circuit Judge

We are delighted to announce that James Picken has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs KC, said “We are absolutely delighted to learn of His Honour Judge Picken̵... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers ranked as leading set by the Legal 500 2023 edition

We are pleased to learn that St Ives Chambers has been ranked as a leading set by the legal directory the Legal 500 in its 2023 edition. In total, 36 different members of Chambers have been ranked in five ... Continue Reading

Custody Time Limits (CTLs)

Those in Criminal Practice, and beyond, will have seen a number of cases recently in which Custody Time Limits (CTLs) have not been extended during the ongoing CBA Action.  Two of these decisions were sub... Continue Reading

A case-law update on constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel by Matthew Haynes

Matthew Haynes provides an overview on some recent developments on constructive trust case-law, including the need for detriment. To view the article please click here. To view Matthew Haynes’ profil... Continue Reading

Child Care Conference 2022 – Save the date!

Save the date for our annual Child Care Conference 2022, as we return to the Park Regis Hotel on 21 October 2022, for another fantastic day. Full details coming soon!   ... Continue Reading

Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs QC, provides guidance at White Paper Conference

In this video clip, Elizabeth Isaacs QC, provides guidance at the White Paper Conference: Public Children: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for your Clients. She considers the question: How do ... Continue Reading

Malvika Jaganmohan completes 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge

To celebrate Advocate’s 25th Anniversary, 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge was launched in June 2021. This Challenge was conceived as a way to celebrate the amazing pro bono efforts of the Bar. As part... Continue Reading

Importance of vulnerability and imbalance of power in modern slavery cases and section 4, Fraud Act 2006

Ben Douglas-Jones QC, leading Chris Buttler QC and Katy Sheridan (both of Matrix) appeared for the claimant in R (on the application of L) v DPP [2022] EWHC 601 (Admin), a further successful JR of the DPP... Continue Reading

Elizabeth Isaacs QC, Kirstie Danton and Elisabeth Richards involved in key fact-finding case; Re T (No.2) (Care Proceedings: Fact-Finding: Genital Injuries) [2021] EWFC 101

Three Members of chambers, including Head of Chambers  Elizabeth Isaacs QC, appeared in a recent case where Gwyneth Knowles J found that “The failure [of medical professionals] to recognise what was in ... Continue Reading