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 Picken’s appointment to the circuit bench. Our pleasure at his appointment has to also be marked with our sadness about losing a much valued friend and colleague from chambers. He has been an integral part of these chambers for over sixteen years. We are grateful for all he has done for St Ives and we shall miss him terribly.”

His Honour Judge Picken was called to the bar in 2004 and joined St Ives Chambers in 2006. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2016 and has been head of the St Ives Chambers Private Law Team since 2020.

The Lord Chief Justice Justice has deployed His Honour Judge Picken to sit at Wolverhampton Combined Court effective from 17 October 2022.

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