Reform of Financial Remedy Legislation: Not the end of the world as we know it (yet) – Nicholas Starks

On 14th May 2024 the Law Commission published its 58th Annual Report, detailing its forthcoming “scoping review” in relation to the potential rewriting of financial remedy legislation on divorce. T... Continue Reading

Re J (Transgender: Puberty Blocker and Hormone Replacement Therapy) [2024] EWHC 922 (Fam)

Elizabeth Isaacs KC, Head of St Ives Chambers, acted for the subject child (J) through his Children’s Guardian in this important case, heard by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, sit... Continue Reading

Re X and Y (Revocation of Adoption Orders) [2024] EWHC 1059 (Fam)

Timothy Bowe KC and Mark Cooper-Hall represented the children and Elisabeth Richards represented the birth mother in this unusual and significant case before Mrs Justice Lieven. The children’s adoptive m... Continue Reading

Matthew Fiddy – The Importance of Lay Evidence in Fact-Finding Hearings-a consideration of Re W (A Child) (Inflicted Injury) (Delay) [2024] EWCA Civ 418

The decision by the Court of Appeal in Re W serves as a reminder of the importance in fact-finding hearings of the evidence of lay parties being considered alongside that given by medical experts. To view ... Continue Reading

Nicholas Starks and Rebecca Cross: Hadkinson Orders: the Need to Show Restraint

This article addresses ‘Hadkinson’ orders (Hadkinson v Hadkinson [1952] All ER 567), in light of several recent cases handed down over a short period of time, highlighting the potential limitations as ... Continue Reading

Simon Burch – Successful application to join CPS RASSO panel

St Ives is pleased to announce that Simon Burch has been successful in his application to join the CPS RASSO panel. To view Simon’s profile, please click here. To place instructions please contact th... Continue Reading

Eve Horren Joins Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Eve Horren, has joined Chambers. Eve has a broad practice across all of our family practice areas, including private children, family finance and property, international f... Continue Reading

Nicholas Taylor Joins Chambers

Nicholas Taylor joins St Ives Chambers as a probationary tenant, having successfully completed his pupillage. He has undertaken a range of matters during his pupillage including private law children final ... Continue Reading

Ian Windridge – R V Mubarek Ali

Ian Windridge was lead by Mr Steven Perian KC in the trial of R v Mubarek Ali at Shrewsbury Crown Court when, on Friday 5th April, on the second day of trial, Mr Ali changed his plea to guilty on six of t... Continue Reading

Second Six Pupils Ready to Instruct

We would like to wish the very best of luck to our second six pupils; Jordan Warren, Emily Waggott and Katie Goodman, who have now started on their feet! To view our Pupils profiles please click below: Jor... Continue Reading