General News

New Mandatory Ground for Possession due to Immigration Status and New Notice of Seeking Possession to be used from 1 December 2016

Date: Tuesday 22nd November 2016 | Category: General News

Landlords seeking to evict tenants after 1 December 2016 (relying on any grounds) must use the new Notice Seeking Possession... Read more...

Lucy Hawkins - St Ives Chambers

Date: Monday 14th November 2016 | Category: General News

St Ives Chambers is pleased to announce that Lucky Hawkins (1994) has returned to the Family Children Team Read more...

Rejecting second succession based on length of occupation

Date: Monday 7th November 2016 | Category: General News

A possession Order was made on 2 January 2014 in respect of a 3 bed/6 person property occupied by 2 brothers following the death of their grandfather on the basis that they did not have a right to succession as a statutory succession had already taken place upon the death of their grandmother – a succession by survivorship to their father and the law only provides for a single succession: s87 and 88 Housing Act 1985. Read more...

Obtaining damages from a director for the breach of an injunction by a company

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2016 | Category: General News

Nicholas Towers (2011) explores the tort of unlawful means conspiracy and its potential application in cases where the true architects of the breach of an injunction appear beyond the reach of justice. Read more...

Leave to Oppose Adoption Orders

Date: Monday 24th October 2016 | Category: General News

Section 47(5) ACA 2002 provides that a parent or guardian may not oppose the making of an adoption order [where a child has been made the subject of a placement order] without the court’s leave. Read more...

Landlords should apply for permission to enforce suspended possession orders

Date: Monday 24th October 2016 | Category: General News

The Court of Appeal held in the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee (heard on 19 October 2016) that a landlord's failure to apply to the court for permission before seeking a warrant of possession Read more...

Legal 500 Success for St Ives Chambers

Date: Monday 3rd October 2016 | Category: General News

St Ives Chambers is pleased to announce that 2 of our Silks and 13 of our Junior Barristers have been recommended in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500. Read more...

Plain English: A Judge’s journey into the unknown

Date: Thursday 22nd September 2016 | Category: General News

Legal commentators are rightly excited by the judgment of Mr. Justice Peter Jackson in Lancashire County Council v M [2016] EWFC 9 and others, due to its use of plain English. Read more...

Elizabeth Isaacs QC shortlisted for Family Law QC of the Year

Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016 | Category: General News

St Ives would like to congratulate Elizabeth Isaacs QC who has been shortlisted for the Family Law QC of the Year in the Family Law Awards 2016. Read more...

A question of bias: from the children's guardian?

Date: Monday 19th September 2016 | Category: General News

For a whole variety of reasons, it is not uncommon for parents in care cases to allege that the children’s guardian is biased against them. Read more...

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