About 1kbw

1 King’s Bench Walk is a leading barristers’ chambers in London, specialising in family law. There are 57 barristers, including 11 Queen’s Counsel.   Our commitment to excellence has long been recognised and in the recent past we have been awarded:

‘Top ranked chambers UK Bar 2016″ (Chambers and Partners)

‘Top Tier chambers 2015’ (Legal 500)

‘Family Law QC of the Year’ (James Turner QC) (Jordans)

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

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

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

1KBW has a pre-eminent reputation in family law, both nationally and internationally. We are consistently ranked by the legal directories in the top tiers (‘Band 1 & 2’) 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 providing arbitration, mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation.

What the directories say

“an unrivalled breadth of talent, with leading practitioners at every level of seniority.”

Chambers & Partners 2016


“Of all the specialist family sets, 1KBW has the highest number of practitioners who are ranked in the directories.” 

Chambers & Partners 2016


“The best chambers for both children and finance work.”

Legal 500 2015


“Particularly renowned for its excellent Juniors who are bright and hard working.”

Legal 500 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