Ben Douglas-Jones QC, together with Nathaniel Rudolf QC and William Douglas-Jones, instructed by Ben Henry of Jonas Roy Bloom Solicitors, secure landmark Supreme Court win. 

The judgment confirms that defendants whose assets are restrained in criminal cases may pay for civil proceedings relating to the same or similar facts as those of the offence(s) giving rise to the restrai... Continue Reading

Freebar Visibility Project

The Freebar Visibility Project celebrates diversity at the Bar. The project contains a collection of profiles from LGBT+ members of the profession. The profiles include those from our Head of Chambers, El... Continue Reading

Are the delays in Court Proceedings Creating a New “Status Quo” for Children?

Eleanor Marsh considers the impact that delays in the court system are having upon the “status quo” for children in private law proceedings. To view the article please click here. ... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers response to CBA proposed action.

The St Ives Chambers criminal practice group, fully supported by Chambers, welcomes the CBA’s proposed forthcoming action. We share the view that the Government’s response to the Criminal Legal Aid Re... Continue Reading

Alexander Pritchard-Jones 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

Goodbye to no fault evictions

Jane Talbot discusses the proposed housing reform contained in the Queen’s Speech including the long anticipated Renters Reform Bill. To view the article please click here. To view Jane Talbot’... Continue Reading

Michael Lohmus

St Ives Chambers are very sorry to announce the death of our very great friend, colleague and long-standing member of chambers, Michael Lohmus. Admitted as a solicitor in 1975, in 1994 Mike became one of t... Continue Reading

Criminal Practice Group – Policy on No Returns

St Ives Chambers fully supports the Criminal Bar Association’s position that neither the level of remuneration offered nor the government’s proposed timetable for implementation represent an adequa... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers welcomes new Criminal Practice Group Manager, Daniel Giles.

St Ives Chambers is delighted to welcome Daniel Giles as Practice Manager of the Criminal Practice Group. Daniel joins Chambers from St Philips Chambers and brings with him a wealth of experience from the ... Continue Reading

St Ives CPG supports the CBA’s proposed action.

The St Ives CPG welcomes the CBA’s proposed action due to the Government’s wholly inadequate response to the Criminal Legal Aid Review. Upon reflection it is clear that the funds proposed by CLAR, reco... Continue Reading