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

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

Nick Devine joins the Criminal Team

We are delighted to welcome Nick Devine to Chambers. Nick joins the Criminal Team and will be taking instructions from 9 April 2024. Nick has over 25 years of experience in advocacy at the Crown Court. He ... Continue Reading

Sophie Murray successfully prosecutes 7 defendants in murder trial

Sophie Murray, led by William Hughes KC successfully prosecuted the murder of Bailey Atkinson. The case lasted 10 weeks and secured the conviction of 7 out of 9 defendants. This is the most defendants ever... Continue Reading

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

Tracy Lakin – Deprivation of liberty orders – a blunt tool for a system in crisis

Tracy Lakin considers the marked increase in applications for Deprivation of Liberty Orders in relation to children, the extent of those issues and the solutions so far attempted to resolve the lack of ava... Continue Reading