About 1kbw

1 King’s Bench Walk is a leading barristers’ chambers in London, specialising in family law. There are 53 barristers, including 12 Queen’s Counsel.   Our commitment to excellence has been long been recognised and in the recent past we have been awarded:

‘Family set of the year 2014’ (Chambers & Partners)

‘Family Law chambers of the year 2014’ (Jordans)

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

‘Family Law silk of the year 2014’ (Deborah Eaton QC) (Jordans)

‘Family Law junior of the year 2013’ (Harry Oliver) (Chambers & Partners)

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 ground-breaking cases over the last two decades.

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

What the directories say

“unmatched among its rivals in being able to offer representation at all levels of call in all four areas of family law.”

Chambers & Partners 2015


“at the forefront of family law … an excellent set”
Legal 500 2014


“the actual and future heavyweights of the Family Bar”
Chambers & Partners 2014


 “‘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


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


“remarkable for its combination of substantial child and matrimonial finance expertise”
Chambers & Partners 2010


“An outstanding family set.”
Legal 500 2010


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


“family work of the highest quality.”
Chambers & Partners 2009


“A premier set with depth of expertise.”
Legal 500 2009