Announcing the launch of our new website

Welcome to our new website. Not simply a re-style, but a complete re-build from the ground up designed to help our clients access key information on our barristers and services more efficiently. Developed ... Continue Reading

Elisabeth Richards joins St Ives Chambers Family Team

St Ives Family Team are delighted to welcome Elisabeth Richards, formerly a solicitor at Birmingham City Council, who will be joining Chambers in August. Elisabeth will be a valuable asset to the Family Te... Continue Reading

Elizabeth Isaacs QC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge

It is with great pleasure that St Ives Chambers would like to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Isaacs QC as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Family Division with immediate effect. All of Chambers woul... Continue Reading

Matthew Maynard and David Payne appear in important Court of Appeal case Re V-Z

Matthew Maynard and David Payne appeared on behalf of the children and local authority respectively in the recently reported Court of Appeal decision in Re V-Z (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 475. The leading j... Continue Reading

Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer secure declaration of incompatibility in landmark surrogacy case

UK’s top family judge declares that UK law should give single parents through surrogacy the same rights as couples. Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family Division, has made a formal... Continue Reading

City West v Massey [2016] EWCA Civ 704: Clarification of ‘Cogency’ by Maximilian Velarde

The Court of Appeal’s consideration of the two joint appeals in City West v Massey and Manchester & District Housing Association has offered some clarification with regards to the making of Suspended... Continue Reading

Surrogacy law to be reviewed by the Law Commission following recent decision in Re Z by Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer

Surrogate Motherhood:Written question – HL218 Department of Health Surrogate Motherhood – HL218 Q: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on... Continue Reading