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Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC

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St Ives is a common law set with particular expertise in family law, housing, chancery and commercial, regulatory and criminal law.

The set: St Ives Chambers is proud of its reputation for outstanding service and excellence in all areas of advocacy and advisory work, which continues to grow both locally and nationally.

Chambers is a multidisciplinary set with particular expertise in family, housing, property, chancery and commercial, regulatory and criminal law, and is regarded for boasting some of the most renowned and experienced practitioners in the Midlands, past and present.

Chambers has 70 tenants, including two highly regarded family QCs, in addition to ten door tenants.

It is routinely listed in national legal directories and many of the barristers are regular contributors to legal publications and published authors of seminal legal texts.

Members of chambers hold various judicial appointments, including Recorders of the Crown and County Court, deputy district judge and tribunal judge. Former members include a Lady Justice of Appeal, High Court judge, four circuit judges and two district judges.

Members have been involved in a number of high-profile cases: Peter Cooper prosecuted the Hasan Mahmood murderer and defended Magdalena Luczak in the Daniel Pelka murder; David Jackson prosecuted Christopher Semak, the paedophile policeman; Kirstie Danton represented the mother in RE AB 2015; Tony Watkin prosecuted a Warwick company director accused of £7.5m fraud, resulting in a jail sentence; and the set was involved in the ‘Roadblock Case’, DR v GR; Matthew Haynes represented the child in Re:c [2015].

Types of work undertaken: St Ives‘ family group is unmatched in the region in its breadth and depth, and is widely recognised as the market leader in family law in the Midlands and beyond. The St Ives childcare group enjoys the benefit of including a number of exceptionally gifted individuals, and this talent extends throughout the group. The team boasts two specialist family Silks, both of whom deal with the most complex childcare cases, including death or serious injury of children, fabricated or induced illness, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act and judicial review.

St Ives matrimonial team has an excellent reputation for its efficient, practical, client-focused approach, and consistently undertakes a range of cases from multi-million-pound settlements, offshore trusts and prenuptial agreements to those where debt is the biggest issue.

St Ives boasts the largest housing team outside London, including a number of specialist counsel. Work undertaken includes ASB, including gang injunction, disrepair, homelessness, Article 8, Equality Act and human rights. Other property work undertaken includes boundary disputes, forfeiture, easements and dilapidations. Members of the group appear in courts and tribunals throughout England and Wales, and have appeared at all levels of court from the County Court and Registered Property Tribunal to the Supreme Court. St Ives’ civil group includes chancery, the full breadth of commercial litigation, personal injury and financial services. The team includes a number of recognised talented individuals.

St Ives boasts a dedicated criminal group with considerable expertise. Senior counsel are among the very best on the circuit as recognised by legal directories, and its juniors specialise very early on during their tenancy and are regularly instructed in Crown Court matters including heavyweight defence work and prosecution for the CPS and DWP. Regulatory expertise includes environmental, health and safety, and consumer law (including all aspects of trading standards).

Above material supplied by St Ives Chambers (Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC).

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