Chambers Director

  • Jackie Maskew

    Chambers Director Call: 0121 262 1705 E: jackie.maskew@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Chambers Director, Jackie Maskew is responsible for leading the strategic aspects of St Ives’ operations including business development, HR, finance, facilities, marketing, IT and quality assurance. Having worked in the legal profession for 34 years (23 of which in management positions), she specialises in helping organisations to reach peak performance through innovative change management and people development approaches.

    “Chambers Director Jackie Maskew leads the administrative arm of chambers, which is ‘efficient and offers a good standard of service’.” Legal 500

    Jackie is a member of the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Family Team

  • Sarah Robinson

    Practice Manager Family Call: 0121 262 1703 E: sarah.robinson@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Sarah joined St Ives in 1999 and is responsible for the management of our large Family Children Team and the Court of Protection Team alongside her Assistant Practice Managers Nick Burdon, Asma Akhtar and David Walters.

    Legal 500 2017 described Sarah as "one of the best clerks in the West Midlands."

  • Nick Burdon

    Assistant Practice Manager Family Call: 0121 262 1704 E: nick.burdon@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Nick has over 15 years’ experience in barristers chambers in the Midlands. As Assistant Practice Manager, he is involved in all aspects of the family team, including diary management, liaising with courts and billing.

  • Asma Akhtar

    Assistant Practice Manager Family Call: 0121 262 1757 E: asma.akhtar@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Asma has joined St Ives as an Assistant Practice Manager for the Family Team, having previously worked as a Commercial Paralegal at Sydney Mitchell LLP.

  • David Walters

    Assistant Practice Manager for Private Law and Court of Protection Call: 0121 262 1719 E: david.walters@stiveschambers.co.uk

    David has joined St Ives as the Assistant Practice Manager for Private Law and Court of Protection. David joins the team at St Ives having previously gained excellent experience as a Family Executive in a firm of solicitors specialising in all areas of family law and will be happy to help with your enquiries.

Criminal Team

  • Philip Hidson

    Practice Manager Crime Call: 0121 262 1701 E: philip.hidson@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Philip Hidson is the Criminal Practice Group Manager. He is regarded in the industry as honest, pragmatic and unflappable in times of stress.

    Legal 500 2017 described Phil as someone who 'goes above and beyond wherever possible.'

  • Andrew Rourke

    Assistant Practice Manager/Business Development Manager Crime Call: 0121 262 1729 E: andrew.rourke@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Andrew Rourke is the Criminal Practice Group Business Development Manager. He brings a wealth of industry experience to his role at St Ives Chambers; he displays a real flair for client service and account management.

Civil Team

  • Ross Hands

    Practice Manager Civil & Family Finance Call: 0121 262 1700 E: ross.hands@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Ross has overall responsibility for the Civil, Regulatory and Family Finance teams in Chambers. He has been described by the Legal 500 as ‘a very effective clerk, who adopts a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach’.

    In 2017, Legal 500 described Ross as 'friendly and approachable' and 'stands out for his client care.'

  • Catherine Merry

    Assistant Practice Manager Civil & Family Finance Call: 0121 262 1711 E: catherine.merry@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Catherine joined St Ives from another Birmingham Chambers in 2015. Prior to becoming an Assistant Practice Manager, Catherine worked in administration at several leading Midlands firms specialising in family law for over 10 years.

  • Hannah Yates

    Assistant Practice Manager Family Finance Call: 0121 262 1702 E: hannah.yates@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Hannah joined St Ives as the Assistant Practice Manager for Family Finance. Hannah has excellent experience in the legal industry having practised as a solicitor in both family and civil matters and will be happy to assist you with your queries.

Fees Team

  • Jamie Brooks

    Senior Fees Clerk Call: 0121 262 1758 E: jamie.brooks@stiveschambers.co.uk

    With experience as an Assistant Practice Manager, Jamie Brooks was appointed to Senior Fees Clerk in 2015. He has a wealth of experience in the legal sector having worked in Chambers both in London and the Midlands.

  • Sunita Boparai

    Fees Administrator Call: 0121 262 1793 E: sunita.boparai@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Sunita joined Chambers in 2013. Her role is a combination of credit control, fee collection and data analysis. She has experience across all Practice Areas, and works alongside the rest of the team to ensure all debts are collected as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

  • Gintare Broomfield

    Fees Administrator Call: 0121 262 1782 E: Gintare.Broomfield@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Gintare joined St Ives Chambers as a Fees Clerk in 2013 and gained all round experience across all practice areas. She deals with debt collection and recovery of Barristers’ fees, as well as data analysis and monthly reporting.

  • Gill Butchard

    Fees Consultant E: gill.butchard@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Gill joined Chambers as a Fees Consultant in 2011, bringing with her over 20 years' experience and knowledge in billing and debt collection across the full range of work received into Chambers. Gill works from her home in Kent, however she does manage the occasional visit to Chambers.

Business Administration

  • Christine Doyle

    Marketing Manager Call: 0121 236 0863 E: christine.doyle@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Christine Doyle is the Marketing Manager. She has a great deal of experience in managing creative and successful marketing and PR campaigns across the commercial and charity sectors.

    Christine is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

  • Rachel Holloway

    Marketing Assistant Call: 0121 236 0863 E: rachel.holloway@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Rachel Holloway is the Marketing Assistant, working alongside the Marketing Manager Christine Doyle she is responsible for co-ordinating marketing campaigns, social media, events and client feedback.

  • Abraham Moses

    Administrative Support Call: 0121 236 0863 E: abraham.moses@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Abraham is the Administrative Support Assistant for St Ives Chambers. His role involves providing support to the Chambers Director, all Clerks and Barristers, as well as carrying out his daily tasks which all contribute to the day-to-day smooth running of Chambers.

  • Jacqui Hanks

    Receptionist Call: 0121 236 0863 E: reception@stiveschambers.co.uk

    Jacqui is responsible for reception and Chambers front of house. Jacqui is committed to providing a professional service for all clients and visitors to Chambers.