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

St Ives Chambers ranked as leading set by the Legal 500

We are delighted to confirm that St Ives Chambers has been ranked as a leading set by the influential legal directory, the Legal 500. Chambers, which is ranked in four separate practice areas, has a total ... Continue Reading

Hasnat Bashir joins St Ives Chambers

It is with pleasure we announce that Hasnat Bashir, a Barrister specialising in Financial Remedy and Private Law Children matters, has joined Chambers. During his long practice as a Solicitor, he regularly... Continue Reading

Nicholas Starks awarded Barrister of the Year 2019 at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards

Many congratulations to Nicholas Starks who was awarded Barrister of the Year 2019 at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards on Friday. Nicholas was called to the Bar in 1989.  He has over 25 years... Continue Reading

Jayne Mullen returning from sabbatical 7th January 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming Family Finance specialist Jayne Mullen back on 7th January 2019 when she returns from her sabbatical travelling the world. To view Jayne’s profile, click here. For mor... Continue Reading