About 1kbw

1 King’s Bench Walk is a leading barristers’ chambers in London, specialising in family law. There are 54 barristers including 11 Queen’s Counsel.

‘Family Law chambers of the Year’ 2013  (Legal 500 awards)

1KBW has a pre-eminent reputation in family law, both nationally and internationally. We are consistently ranked by the legal directories in the top tier (‘Band 1’) of leading sets for family law. Our barristers have been at the cutting edge of the development of family law and have been in most of the groundbreaking cases over the last two decades.

We also have one of the most innovative and experienced Dispute Resolution teams in the country.

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What the directories say

“The ‘brilliantly clerked’ 1 King’s Bench Walk remains at the forefront of family law…an excellent set”
Legal 500 2014

“the barristers here are consistently talented; they are the actual and future heavyweights of the Family Bar”
Chambers & Partners 2014

“One of the best sets in the country for matrimonial finance work”
Chambers & Partners 2014

“The set has a number of the London Bar’s leading money silks and juniors”
Chambers & Partners 2013

“The set is noted for its strong offering in children law matters, and is labelled “a leading set” for abduction and private law children work.”
Chambers & Partners 2013

“Very strong offering of barristers at all levels.”
Chambers & Partners 2012

“Impressive collection of juniors…always good on their feet”
Chambers & Partners 2012

“A fantastic set of chambers with excellent barristers at all levels.”
Legal 500 2011

“This set offers a breadth of talent in both matrimonial finance and children work.”
Chambers & Partners 2011

“The set’s much-lauded juniors are particularly strong when it comes to financial work and matters with international dimensions”
Chambers & Partners 2011

“This set has the best in finance silks and juniors.”
Legal 500 2010

“This large outfit is remarkable for its combination of substantial child and matrimonial finance expertise under one roof.”
Chambers & Partners 2010

“An outstanding family set.”
Legal 500 2010

“The members are leaders in their fields.”
Chambers & Partners 2010

“The set is renowned for providing family work of the highest quality.”
Chambers & Partners 2009

“A premier set with depth of expertise in both ancillary relief and public and private children work.”
Legal 500 2009

“The set offers strength across the board.”
Legal 500 2009