We are delighted to announce that our current pupils Leonie James and Tadhgh Barwell O’Conner have been offered tenancy at 1KBW effective from October 2020 on the completion of their pupillage.

Leonie James
Call: 2019
Leonie specialises in all areas of family law. Prior to starting pupillage, Leonie was a Research Assistant at the Law Commission, working on the ‘Building Families Through Surrogacy’ and ‘Making a Will’ projects. Leonie is a qualified solicitor, having completed her training contract at a leading family law firm where she gained experience in high net worth matrimonial finance and private law children. She volunteered on a regular basis in a legal advice centre, advising on all areas of law and managing her own cases.


Tadhgh Barwell O’Conner
Call: 2019
Tadhgh is a second six pupil accepting instructions in all areas of family law. During his pupillage Tadhgh witnessed complex matrimonial finance, private and public law children work, and child abduction matters while supervised by  Nicholas Anderson,  Victoria Green, Peter Newman, and Charlotte Hartley.

At law school Tadhgh was a finalist in mooting competitions at both the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights and won both the Lincoln’s Inn Mooting Competition and Debating Shield. He has also successfully represented parents for the School Exclusion Project, is Vice Chair of Governors at Evelina Children’s Hospital School, and is involved in FreeBar, an LGBT+ organisation promoting diversity and inclusivity at the Bar.

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1 King’s Bench Walk reopened on Monday 6th July 2020


1KBW is pleased to announce that, following a stringent risk-assessment, we began the process of reopening chambers from 6th July 2020. A series of measures are now in place to ensure the safety of all staff, members and visitors. We have been successfully working remotely during the lockdown period and a number of staff and members will continue to do so to ensure social distancing measures are kept in place, as per government guidance.


We continue to request that all client meetings be conducted virtually, where possible. We are fully equipped to carry on with client conferences via telephone or video link, on any preferred platform. Should you require to come in to chambers for a meeting, please contact a member of the clerking team so that bespoke arrangements can be made.