Tom Harrill – Griffiths v Kniveton

Tom Harrill of St Ives Chambers acted for the subject child at the final welfare hearing of Griffiths v Kniveton. Following findings of serious domestic abuse, including rape, Lieven J made an order for in... Continue Reading

Transparency in the Family Courts: The Reporting Pilot Rollout

Ahead of the expansion of the Transparency Reporting Pilot, Feargus Campbell considers the existing statutory framework in the hope of demystifying this brave new world. To read the article click here. ... Continue Reading

Practical pointers for preparing witness statements

Tom Harrill and Alyssa Callaway provide helpful pointers for preparing witness statements.   To read the article click here.   ... Continue Reading

LESSONS FROM LIEVEN J: A realistic approach to obtaining evidence from children.

Timothy Bowe KC and Holly Hilbourne-Gollop recently represented the children in the case of Birmingham City Council v M & Ors [2023] EWHC 3312 (Fam). Holly Hilbourne-Gollop considers the guidance provi... Continue Reading

INTERIM REMOVAL: Re J & Ors (Children: Interim Removal) [2023] EWCA Civ 1266

Malvika Jaganmohan considers the recent case of Re J, a useful case for family practitioners to have in their toolkit when facing applications for interim removal of children. To view the article, please c... Continue Reading

Is ADR an aspiration in light of Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416?

Karamjit Singh considers the practicalities of ADR in housing disrepair cases, in light of the recent case of Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. To view the article, please click here. &nb... Continue Reading

FRESH CARROT, BIGGER STICK: Forthcoming rule changes and the ‘encouragement’ of NCDR’ – Nicholas Allen KC and Andrew Day.

Nicholas Allen KC and Andrew Day consider the forthcoming rule changes that will arise from the Family Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023, due to come into force on 8 April 2024 and 29 April 2024, provi... Continue Reading

Christmas Opening Hours 2023

Please see our opening hours for the festive period. ... Continue Reading

Anthony Finch to join Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Anthony Finch, of Derwent Chambers in Derby, will be joining St Ives Chambers and will be able to accept instructions from Monday 19 February 2024. Anthony was called to t... Continue Reading

Use of S21 Notices to continue for a while yet… – Section 21 Update Article – Jane Talbot

Jane Talbot provides an update on the use of Section 21 Housing Act 1988. To view the article, please click here. ... Continue Reading