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Kevin Saunders reflects on working with the African Prisons Project and the Ugandan Prison Service

In February of this year, I was afforded the opportunity to work alongside the African Prisons Project and the Ugandan Prison Service, in conjunction with Birmingham Law Society. My assignment was funded b... Continue Reading

Zafar Ali QC defends in gang land murder case

Zafar Ali QC is currently representing Devonte May, one of five men currently charged with Murder at Birmingham Crown Court. The allegation surrounds the historic and ongoing gang warfare between the Burge... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers Criminal Group supports the Criminal Bar Association action

The members of St Ives Chambers Criminal Group are of the view that the AGFS remuneration scheme, introduced on 1st April 2018, is seriously flawed. The reason behind it, namely the continued assault upon ... Continue Reading

Alyssa Howard has joined chambers as a tenant

We are delighted to announce that Alyssa Howard has joined chambers and will begin receiving instructions in May. Alyssa is a family practitioner who undertakes private law children and finance work and is... Continue Reading

Birmingham City Council v W & Ors [2018] EWHC 610 (Fam)

David Payne and Dympna Howells were instructed on behalf of different parties in a case where Mr Justice Keehan considered whether the London Borough of Haringey (in whose area a child had been residing wh... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers Newsletter

The latest edition of the St Ives Chambers Newsletter is now available to read. This edition includes an update from Head of Chambers, Jeremy Weston QC, the latest information on our newest members, detai... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers are delighted to announce that four members of chambers have been appointed as Recorders. 

Head of Chambers, Jeremy Weston QC, Timothy Bowe, Andrew Day and Matthew Maynard will all sit as Recorders in the Family Court. They are amongst 133 new Recorders appointed nationwide, from 2,425 applica... Continue Reading

Nicholas Allen QC has joined chambers as a door tenant

The members of the Family Finance Team are delighted to announce that Nicholas Allen QC has joined chambers as a door tenant. Nicholas, who took silk in the 2018 appointments, joins chambers with immediate... Continue Reading

St Ives Chambers introduce their Private Law Spring Seminar Series for 2018

The Spring seminar programme is designed to address specialist topics which often arise in Private Law proceedings. These topics include Representing Children, Appeals, Domestic and International Relocatio... Continue Reading

Housing Update: Davies v Hertfordshire County Council [2018] EWCA Civ 379

Section 11 Childrens Act 2004 is it a valid defence in possession proceedings? – Davies v Hertfordshire County Council [2018] EWCA Civ 379 We have probably all had sight of defences pleading failure to c... Continue Reading