Reform of Financial Remedy Legislation: Not the end of the world as we know it (yet) – Nicholas Starks

On 14th May 2024 the Law Commission published its 58th Annual Report, detailing its forthcoming “scoping review” in relation to the potential rewriting of financial remedy legislation on divorce. T... Continue Reading

Nicholas Starks and Rebecca Cross: Hadkinson Orders: the Need to Show Restraint

This article addresses ‘Hadkinson’ orders (Hadkinson v Hadkinson [1952] All ER 567), in light of several recent cases handed down over a short period of time, highlighting the potential limitations as ... Continue Reading

Eve Horren Joins Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Eve Horren, has joined Chambers. Eve has a broad practice across all of our family practice areas, including private children, family finance and property, international f... Continue Reading

Nicholas Taylor Joins Chambers

Nicholas Taylor joins St Ives Chambers as a probationary tenant, having successfully completed his pupillage. He has undertaken a range of matters during his pupillage including private law children final ... Continue Reading

Transparency in the Family Courts: The Reporting Pilot Rollout

Ahead of the expansion of the Transparency Reporting Pilot, Feargus Campbell considers the existing statutory framework in the hope of demystifying this brave new world. To read the article click here. ... 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

St Ives Chambers is delighted to announce James Picken’s appointment as a Circuit Judge

We are delighted to announce that James Picken has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs KC, said “We are absolutely delighted to learn of His Honour Judge Picken̵... Continue Reading

Covid 19: Tough Justice on the long haul back to normality by Nicholas Starks

“Any earlier rose-tinted thoughts that ‘this will all be over by July’ have sadly evaporated … it is unlikely that anything approaching a return to the normal court working environment will be achi... Continue Reading

An Update from Nicholas Starks: New Forms H and H1 and changes to the costs rules

Devotees of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR) will undoubtedly have been eagerly awaiting the ‘new’ costs Forms H and H1, which had been heralded by recent amendments to FPR 9.27. The new forms, wh... Continue Reading

Mostyn J. and ‘amicable’ divorces

In this article Nicholas Starks discusses the recent decision of Mostyn J. in; [2020] EWFC 2 JK (Petitioner) v MK (Respondent) & (1) E-NEGOTIATION LTD (T/A ‘amicable’) (2) THE QUEEN’S... Continue Reading