Two members of St Ives Chambers appointed as Recorders

St Ives Chambers is delighted to announce that two members of Chambers have been appointed as Recorders in the latest Judicial Appointments Commission competition. Amy Jackson and William Douglas-Jones ha... Continue Reading

Lesbian Visibility Week

Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs KC, is featured in an article in DIVA Magazine, the world’s leading magazine for LGBTQIA women and non-binary people. The article is entitled “Legally Lesbian... Continue Reading

Custody Time Limits (CTLs)

Those in Criminal Practice, and beyond, will have seen a number of cases recently in which Custody Time Limits (CTLs) have not been extended during the ongoing CBA Action.  Two of these decisions were sub... Continue Reading

Guidance on live link and WhatsApp evidence in criminal trials

Ben Douglas-Jones KC, leading Valeria Swift, 5 KBW, appeared for the Crown in R v Kadir [2022] EWCA Crim 1244, in which the Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division gave important guidance o... Continue Reading

St Ives CPG supports the CBA’s proposed action.

The St Ives CPG welcomes the CBA’s proposed action due to the Government’s wholly inadequate response to the Criminal Legal Aid Review. Upon reflection it is clear that the funds proposed by CLAR, reco... Continue Reading

Importance of vulnerability and imbalance of power in modern slavery cases and section 4, Fraud Act 2006

Ben Douglas-Jones QC, leading Chris Buttler QC and Katy Sheridan (both of Matrix) appeared for the claimant in R (on the application of L) v DPP [2022] EWHC 601 (Admin), a further successful JR of the DPP... Continue Reading

Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared for the Crown in this important case on victims of human trafficking in which the Vice-President has given guidance on a number of topics

R v AAD, AAH and AAI [2022] EWCA Crim 106 Anonymity in appeals against convictions of alleged victims of trafficking who commit criminal acts is to be decided as per Hallett LJ’s approach in R v L; R v N... Continue Reading

New tenant, Sophie Murray, joins Criminal Practice Group

Chambers is delighted to announce that Sophie Murray has accepted an offer of tenancy and joins St Ives Chambers as a member of the Criminal Practice Group with immediate effect. Head of Chambers, Elizabet... Continue Reading

William Douglas-Jones appointed as Fee Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber

We are delighted to announce the appointment of William Douglas-Jones as a Fee Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to Health, Education and Social Care. Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs QC co... Continue Reading

Sentencing made Simpler: The Sentencing Act 2020 by Callum Church and Queenie Djan

Coming into force on 1st December 2020, the Sentencing Act 2020 codifies and simplifies sentencing practice in England and Wales. Queenie Djan and Callum Church discuss the impact of the Act, as well as &#... Continue Reading