Simon Burch – Successful application to join CPS RASSO panel

St Ives is pleased to announce that Simon Burch has been successful in his application to join the CPS RASSO panel. To view Simon’s profile, please click here. To place instructions please contact th... Continue Reading

Ian Windridge – R V Mubarek Ali

Ian Windridge was lead by Mr Steven Perian KC in the trial of R v Mubarek Ali at Shrewsbury Crown Court when, on Friday 5th April, on the second day of trial, Mr Ali changed his plea to guilty on six of t... Continue Reading

Nick Devine joins the Criminal Team

We are delighted to welcome Nick Devine to Chambers. Nick joins the Criminal Team and will be taking instructions from 9 April 2024. Nick has over 25 years of experience in advocacy at the Crown Court. He ... Continue Reading

Sophie Murray successfully prosecutes 7 defendants in murder trial

Sophie Murray, led by William Hughes KC successfully prosecuted the murder of Bailey Atkinson. The case lasted 10 weeks and secured the conviction of 7 out of 9 defendants. This is the most defendants ever... Continue Reading

David Outterside Joins Criminal Team as Door Tenant with immediate effect

We are delighted to welcome David Outterside to Chambers. David has been involved in some of the most complex, sensitive and serious criminal cases in the Midlands over the past decade.  He is a heavyweig... Continue Reading

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