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Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC

1-3 WHITTALL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 236 0863
Fax:
Fax 0121 236 6961
DX:
16072 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.stiveschambers.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

In the words of one solicitor, St Ives Chambers is β€˜a superb family set’, housing a team with expertise in children, care, financial remedy and surrogacy matters. Other key practice areas are crime, property, housing, Chancery and regulatory law. The clerking team β€˜are all efficient, friendly and helpful; they deal with difficulties with aplomb and a smile’. Key contacts include civil and family finance practice manager Ross Hands, whose β€˜customer care skills are exceptional’; assistant civil and family finance practice manager Catherine Merry, who is β€˜excellent’; family practice manager Sarah Robinson and crime practice manager Philip Hidson are other names to note. Jackie Maskew is chambers director. Offices in: Birmingham

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

In the words of one solicitor, St Ives Chambers is β€˜a superb family set’, housing a team with expertise in children, care, financial remedy and surrogacy matters. Other key practice areas are crime, property, housing, Chancery and regulatory law. The clerking team β€˜are all efficient, friendly and helpful; they deal with difficulties with aplomb and a smile’. Key contacts include civil and family finance practice manager Ross Hands, whose β€˜customer care skills are exceptional’; assistant civil and family finance practice manager Catherine Merry, who is β€˜excellent’; family practice manager Sarah Robinson and crime practice manager Philip Hidson are other names to note. Jackie Maskew is chambers director. Offices in: Birmingham

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Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Recent work for St Ives Chambers’ commercial, banking, Chancery and insolvency team includes adverse possession, trespass, fraud and commercial litigation matters. In 2017 Tony Watkin appeared in the Court of Appeal in a breach of confidence case following exam papers used by a local council being published online without their permission. In 2017 Helen Swaffield left to establish her own set Contract Law Chambers.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Matthew Haynes - St Ives Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in contentious probate cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michelle Caney - St Ives Chambers β€˜Exceptionally hardworking and punches well above her year of call.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tony Watkin - St Ives Chambers β€˜He is very user friendly.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

St Ives Chambers’ criminal practice reports an uptick in large-scale drugs conspiracies over the last 12 months; other recent work includes serious sexual offences, including cases of historic abuse, and homicide. Members of the team are acting in the ongoing Operation Emboss case, regarding two multi-handed conspiracies to import and supply cocaine into the United Kingdom.

Crime – Leading juniors

David Jackson - St Ives Chambers β€˜Recommended for a broad range of serious criminal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Justin Jarmola - St Ives Chambers β€˜Very experienced in cases involving multi-defendant drugs conspiracies.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kevin Saunders - St Ives Chambers β€˜His practice includes cases of homicide, drugs conspiracies and serious sexual offences.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Cooper - St Ives Chambers β€˜He has exceptional legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rebecca Wade - St Ives Chambers β€˜She has extensive expertise in sexual offences cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Scott Coughtrie - St Ives Chambers β€˜Past work includes murder and human trafficking cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

St Ives Chambers’ family practice has β€˜great strength and depth’, with members active across the spectrum of family law matters. Recent cases include high-value financial remedy work, inter-generational sexual abuse, fabricated and induced illnesses, complex wardship matters, and serious non-accidental injuries. Elizabeth Isaacs QC is very well known for her expertise in surrogacy cases. In November 2017 Adem Muzaffer moved to 30 Park Place Chambers.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Elizabeth Isaacs QC - St Ives Chambers β€˜Exceptionally clever; a strategic thinker who is willing to push the boundaries in her approach to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Weston QC - St Ives Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for complex public law children cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Andrew Day - St Ives Chambers β€˜A level-headed and excellent cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Payne - St Ives Chambers β€˜A thoughtful and thorough advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gregory Rogers - St Ives Chambers β€˜Regularly acts in public law children cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jayne Mullen - St Ives Chambers β€˜She has a brilliant legal brain.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kirstie Danton - St Ives Chambers β€˜A strident advocate and a fighter in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Maynard - St Ives Chambers β€˜He has a reassuring client manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Starks - St Ives Chambers β€˜He has exceptional knowledge of matrimonial finance matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Bowe - St Ives Chambers β€˜Recommended for cases involving non-accidental injuries and sexual abuse.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Midland Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

St Ives Chambers (Birmingham)

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Property

St Ives Chambers is β€˜a very good housing set’ with β€˜strength and depth’ in its team, which is well known for being instructed by housing associations in cases involving disrepair claims, unlawful eviction, possession claims, commercial leases and landlord and tenant disputes. Local authorities and registered providers are also included in the group’s client base.

Property – Leading juniors

Anya Newman - St Ives Chambers β€˜She has great technical knowledge and always fights her client’s corner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jane Talbot - St Ives Chambers β€˜A strong and approachable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Singleton - St Ives Chambers β€˜His immense knowledge of housing law commands respect from the court.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michelle Caney - St Ives Chambers β€˜A go-to property litigator.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

The regulatory group at St Ives Chambers prosecute and defend across a wide range of health and safety, trading standards and consumer protection matters.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Kevin Saunders - St Ives Chambers β€˜Recommended for trading standards matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tony Watkin - St Ives Chambers β€˜Very experienced in health and safety cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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