St Ives Chambers ranked as leading set by the Legal 500 2023 edition

We are pleased to learn that St Ives Chambers has been ranked as a leading set by the legal directory the Legal 500 in its 2023 edition.

In total, 36 different members of Chambers have been ranked in five separate practice areas. Chambers has 38 rankings in total. St Ives is ranked as top tier set in family law (children and matrimonial finance) and social housing. Chambers is also recommended in business and regulatory crime, general crime and property and construction.

Chambers is described as a “consistently strong” set with “reliable and skilled barristers”.

The family law team is “an excellent team of family counsel” with “a high calibre of barristers” who are “a first call for family matters”. Elizabeth Isaacs KC is ranked as a leading silk. Fourteen juniors are ranked as leading juniors in child law in total: three at tier one, five at tier two and three at tier three. In addition, three juniors are ranked as rising stars.

Four members are ranked in divorce and financial remedy: three at tier one and one at tier two.

The tier one social housing team is described as having “real in-depth expertise of housing law” and being “extremely knowledgeable in the area of social housing residential landlord and tenant disputes. It has strength and depth.” Four juniors are ranked at tier one and a further as a rising star.

The criminal team has a “pool of highly talented criminal practitioners” and has eight leading juniors ranked in total: three at tier one, three at tier two and two at tier three. The criminal team is also described as “one of genuine quality”. In addition, one further member is ranked as a tier one junior in business and regulatory crime.

Chambers’ property group is noted to be a “great team that offers diversity and strength” with an “excellent property team with a wide range of specialisms and experience”. Five juniors are ranked: two at tier one and three at tier two.

Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs KC, said “These are magnificent rankings for the whole of Chambers and really demonstrates the strength and quality that we offer as a set. To have so many of our members ranked in so many different practice areas is a testament to the hard work of our barristers and clerks.

I am particularly pleased to note that we have so many junior members of Chambers recognised as ‘rising stars’ by the directory. This shows that the training we offer to our pupils and junior members brings about a real depth of quality in Chambers as a whole.

Congratulations to all those members of Chambers who are ranked”.

To view Chambers’ full rankings, please click here.