Jackie MaskewChambers Director Call: 0121 262 1705 E: email@example.com
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.
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Sarah RobinsonPractice Manager Family Call: 0121 262 1703 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 BurdonAssistant Practice Manager Family Call: 0121 262 1704 E: email@example.com
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 AkhtarAssistant Practice Manager Family Call: 0121 262 1757 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"Asma Akhtar’s confident and approachable persona has ensured that the service she offers is of an excellent standard." (Legal 500)
David WaltersPractice Manager for Private Client Call: 0121 262 1719 E: email@example.com
As Private Client Practice Manager David is responsible for the Private Law Children, Family Finance and Dispute Resolution Teams. David has a large amount of legal experience having previously worked as a Family Law Executive. David was described in Legal 500 2021 as ‘exceptional’, his ‘recommendations are great, and cost estimates always fair’. David is also a member of Chambers’ Business Development Team.
Scott GoodisonPrivate Client Assistant Practice Manager Call: 0121 236 0863 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott is the Assistant Practice Manager for the Private Client Team. Having joined Chambers in 2017, previously working as the Family Team Assistant, he now works alongside David in clerking the Private Law Children, Family Finance and Dispute Resolution Teams.
Philip HidsonPractice Manager Crime Call: 0121 262 1701 E: email@example.com
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 RourkePractice Manager Crime Call: 0121 262 1729 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ross HandsPractice Manager Civil Call: 0121 262 1700 E: email@example.com
Ross has overall responsibility for the Civil Group in Chambers, with a specific focus on the strategic growth of the Business & Property and Housing Teams.
As Practice Manager, Ross’ core duties include practice development, business development and diary management.
Ross is ‘always prepared to go the extra mile and provides an unparalleled service. His client care is second to none’ (Legal 500).
He is also a member of the Business Development Team in Chambers.
Catherine MerryCivil Assistant Practice Manager Call: 0121 262 1711 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine has over 10 years’ experience in administration at several leading Midlands firms specialising in family law prior to becoming a Barristers’ Clerk in 2012. Catherine joined St Ives as an Assistant Practice Manager in 2015. Catherine has been described as “Excellent” (Legal 500, 2018) and “always very responsive and personable” (Chambers and Partners, 2020).
Jamie BrooksSenior Fees Clerk Call: 0121 262 1758 E: email@example.com
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 BoparaiFees Administrator Call: 0121 262 1733 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 BroomfieldFees Administrator Call: 0121 262 1707 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.
Ayka AliMarketing and Digital Administrator Call: 0121 236 0863 E: email@example.com
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.