Legal 500 summarised the position of 1kbw as:-
1 King’s Bench Walk has ‘superb depth and breadth in family and children law’, with ‘fantastic advocates who are down to earth, yet brilliant’. It is ‘a premium set of chambers which is now exhibiting a real style and class helped by a welcome approach to being more commercial in attitude and on fees’. The clerks are ‘second to none’; ‘they never let you down’, and ‘make solicitors’ jobs that little bit easier, which is hugely appreciated’. David Dear is ‘a fabulous senior clerk who leads by example’. Nicola Cade and Tim Madden are also ‘unfailingly helpful’, as is Mark Betts, who ‘impresses with his people-managing skills’.