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St Ives Chambers

Crime

4 ranked barristersBand 2Midlands (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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St Ives Chambers is an impressive set, noted for its expert handling of cases arising from the full range of criminal offences. Members are well versed in complex and serious crimes such as murders, sexual offences and human trafficking, and are regularly instructed in multi-handed cases. Matters involving drug importation and high-value frauds are also key areas of strength for the team.

Client service:

Andrew Rourke and Philip Hidson are the criminal practice group managers. "Andrew is fantastic - he knows his job well, never over-promises and always delivers what he says he will."

David Jackson
David Jackson is a respected Grade 4 prosecutor who has expertise in grave criminal matters involving serious violence, murder and armed robbery. He also has considerable experience of handling sexual offence cases involving children.

Strengths:

Justin Jarmola
Justin Jarmola acts for both the prosecution and the defence in serious criminal proceedings. He is skilled in the handling of complex homicide and manslaughter cases, as well as matters concerning drug importation. 
"An impressive junior who is reassuring and empathetic with clients."
Recent work: Prosecuted a high-profile stabbing in Solihull, whereby the four accused jointly committed the homicide of a young man outside a nightclub.

Strengths:

Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper is a seasoned criminal practitioner who regularly handles complex criminal proceedings, including drugs, homicide and fraud matters. He has substantial experience both prosecuting and defending high-profile cases. He also has significant experience of working with complex medical evidence and expert witnesses. He is also well-versed in the handling of fraud and multi-handed sex trafficking cases.
"A safe pair of hands who works hard and is excellent on his feet."
Recent work: Defended one of 20 individuals in a modern slavery trial involving charges of conspiring to require others to perform forced or compulsory labour.

Recent work:

Rebecca Wade
Rebecca Wade has a strong serious crime practice and notable experience of handling cases involving attempted murder, rape, and robbery. She regularly acts for both the prosecution and the defence.
Defended a man charged with serious historic sexual offences against his daughter and son.

Crime

St Ives Chambers

firm
Location

1-3 Whittall Street

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B4 6DH

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Juniors

Midlands (Bar)

Crime


David Jackson
Band 2
Justin Jarmola
Band 3
Peter Cooper
Band 1
Rebecca Wade
Band 2