Re J (Transgender: Puberty Blocker and Hormone Replacement Therapy) [2024] EWHC 922 (Fam)

Elizabeth Isaacs KC, Head of St Ives Chambers, acted for the subject child (J) through his Children’s Guardian in this important case, heard by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, sit... 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

Tom Harrill – Griffiths v Kniveton

Tom Harrill of St Ives Chambers acted for the subject child at the final welfare hearing of Griffiths v Kniveton. Following findings of serious domestic abuse, including rape, Lieven J made an order for in... 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

Practical pointers for preparing witness statements

Tom Harrill and Alyssa Callaway provide helpful pointers for preparing witness statements.   To read the article click here.   ... Continue Reading

Tom Harrill awarded Barrister of the Year 2023 at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards

Many congratulations to Tom Harrill who was awarded Barrister of the Year 2023 at the Worcestershire Law Society Legal Awards on Friday. Tom is a specialist family law barrister of 10 years’ call. He rep... Continue Reading

The Rise in Non-standard Private Law Applications: Latest Messages from Research – Elizabeth Isaacs KC

Elizabeth Isaacs KC considers the latest messages from research published in April 2023 about the rise in private law applications by people who are not parents, and also provides an update about the recen... 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