1KBW is a leading Chambers specialising in family law, with a pre-eminent reputation in this field, both nationally and internationally. 1KBW is consistently ranked by the legal directories in the top tiers 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. 1KBW also has one of the most innovative and experienced Dispute Resolution teams in the country.

1KBW has a dedicated and professional clerking team, led by Senior Clerk Chris Gittins, which is able to deal with any enquiry and is widely regarded as one of the most helpful and reassuring clerking teams in the field. Also supporting our barristers is a team of fees clerks, administrators and other support staff.

1KBW specialises in family law, and our reputation is founded in this field. In matrimonial finance, members of 1KBW have appeared in many of the leading and landmark cases of the last two decades, such as Owens, White, Moore, Macfarlane, Miller, Radmacher, Imerman, Charman and many more. Our members continue to act in some of the most high-profile cases in the field of matrimonial finance. In children law, the set boasts many of the current ‘stars’ in this field, both silks and juniors.

Members of 1KBW regularly appear in the leading cases across every aspect of children law: private law children, Hague and non-Hague abduction, wardship and care and adoption proceedings. Members also undertake work in the Court of Protection. Their experience in dealing with sensitive public and private children cases and finance cases means that its members have a unique set of skills to deal with Court of Protection work. The set’s history of advocacy in the criminal courts is often said to give it the edge over its rivals within the family courts.

An unrivalled breadth of talent, with leading practitioners at every level of seniority.
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As well as some of the most eminent practitioners at the family bar, former members of 1KBW have included Baroness Hale, the first female President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court, the current President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, Dame Judith Parker, DBE and numerous other members of the judiciary.

Our commitment to excellence

This has long been recognised and in the recent past we have been awarded:

Top ranked chambers UK Bar 2021– Chambers and Partners
Ranked as a top tier set in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2021
Shortlisted for Family Law QC of the Year 2020 (Richard Harrison QC) – Family Law Awards
Shortlisted for Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year 2020 (Deepak Nagpal) – Family Law Awards
Top ranked chambers UK Bar 2020 – Chambers and Partners
Ranked as a top tier set in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020
Shortlisted for awards across all Family Law categories at 2020 (Philip Marshall QC & Harry Oliver) – Legal 500
Shortlisted for Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year 2019 (Deepak Nagpal) – Family Law Awards
Shortlisted for Family Law Young Barrister of the Year 2019 (Anna Sutcliffe) – Family Law Awards
Top ranked chambers UK Bar 2019 – Chambers and Partners
Ranked as a top tier set in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019
Family and Children QC of the Year 2019 (Philip Marshall QC) – Legal 500
Family Law Junior of the Year 2019 (Harry Oliver) – Chambers & Partners
Family Law Junior of the Year 2018 (Deepak Nagpal) – Chambers and Partners
Family Law QC of the year 2016 (Charles Howard QC) – Chambers and Partners
Top ranked chambers UK Bar 2016 – Chambers and Partners

What the legal directories say

Wide range of top quality senior and junior barristers. Known for its heavyweight financial work it also has a team that can handle any type of children work. – Chambers & Partners 2021

‘go-to’ set for complex children and finance cases. – Legal 500 2021

highly regarded in the legal world… strength in depth at all levels  – Legal 500 2021

An exceptional set…an excellent group of barristers with considerable expertise in both children and family finance matters…the go-to chambers because of its strength in depth and wide breadth of knowledgeLegal 500 2017

Clients highlight the set’s ‘breadth of experience’ and the ‘extremely high standard’ of its workChambers & Partners 2017

an unrivalled breadth of talent, with leading practitioners at every level of seniority – Chambers & Partners 2016

The actual and future heavyweights of the Family bar

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Awards


Top Ranked UK Bar Chambers 2019, 2020, 2021
Chambers & Partners
Family Law Silk of the Year, 2016 Charles Howard QC
Chambers & Partners
Top Tier Chambers
2019, 2020, 2021
Legal 500
Family and Children Silk of the Year 2019, Philip Marshall QC
Legal 500
QC of the Year 2016
James Turner QC
Jordans Family Law

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