Chambers Director

  • Jackie Maskew

    Chambers Director Call: 0121 262 1705 E:

    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. Jackie also chairs the Business Development Team.

    “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 joined St Ives in 1999 and is responsible for the management of our large Family Children Team alongside the Assistant Practice Managers Nick Burdon and Asma Akhtar. 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 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. Nick is also a member of the Business Development Team.

  • Asma Akhtar

    Assistant Practice Manager Family Call: 0121 262 1757 E:

    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

    Practice Manager for Private Law Call: 0121 262 1719 E:

    David is the Practice Manager for Private Law. David has 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. David is also a member of the Business Development Team.

  • Scott Goodison

    Family Team Administration Assistant Call: 0121 236 6967 E:

    Scott is one of the newest members of the team having joined us from completing a history degree at Birmingham University. He is part of the Family team providing admin support.

Criminal Team

  • Philip Hidson

    Practice Manager Crime Call: 0121 262 1701 E:

    Philip Hidson is one of the Criminal Practice Group Managers. 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

    Practice Manager Crime Call: 0121 262 1729 E:

    Andrew Rourke is one of the Criminal Practice Group Managers. 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. He is also a member of the Business Development Team.

Civil Team

  • Ross Hands

    Practice Manager Civil & Family Finance Call: 0121 262 1700 E:

    Ross has overall responsibility for the Civil, Regulatory and Family Finance teams in Chambers and is also part of the Business Development Team. He has been described by the Legal 500 as ‘a very effective clerk, who adopts a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach’. In 2018, Legal 500 said his 'customer care skills are exceptional.'

  • Catherine Merry

    Assistant Practice Manager Civil & Family Finance Call: 0121 262 1711 E:

    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. In 2018, Legal 500 described Catherine as 'excellent'.

Fees Team

  • Jamie Brooks

    Senior Fees Clerk Call: 0121 262 1758 E:

    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 1733 E:

    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 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.

  • Amrinah Maskin

    Junior Fees Clerk Call: 0121 236 0863 E:

    Amrinah is the newest addition to the Fees team at St Ives. Having recently graduated from Coventry University, her role includes supporting the Fees clerks with payment processing and reporting.

Business Administration

  • Hannah Yates

    Marketing Co-ordinator Call: 0121 236 0863 E:

    Hannah Yates is Marketing Co-ordinator for Chambers. She brings a wealth of industry experience to her role, having previously practised as a solicitor and as a member of the clerking team in Chambers.

  • Ayka Ali

    Marketing and Digital Administrator Call: 0121 236 0863 E:

    Ayka is the Marketing and Digital Administrator. She joined St Ives Chambers in March 2019. She has strong skills and experience in email marketing, events, online advertisements, production of blogs, analytics and managing several social media channels.

  • Jacqui Hanks

    Receptionist Call: 0121 236 0863 E:

    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.

  • Jack McMahon

    Administrative Assistant Call: 0121 236 0863 E:

    Jack joined us in September 2019 after one year of travelling. He is responsible for general office administration.