1KBW barristers are highly experienced in all forms of public children law proceedings, including care, adoption, and secure accommodation cases, from hearing before magistrates and District Judges in the Family Court to the High Court and appellate courts.

the go-to chambers because of its strength in depth and wide breadth of knowledge

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We have public children law specialists at all levels of seniority (including Queen’s Counsel) with a depth of experience representing parents, children, grandparents, family members, prospective adopters and foster parents. Our members have experiences acting through the Official Solicitor and the Children and Family Court Advisory Service (CAFCASS), as well as acting for third parties accused of serious misconduct towards children subject to the proceedings. 1KBW is also regularly instructed by local authorities. The extremely sensitive nature of the work undertaken by our public children law barristers gives them skills and expertise in all matters relating to public interest immunity, publicity and the restraint of publicity.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of 1KBW’s Public Children Law barristers then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our clerking team who will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.

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1 King’s Bench Walk will re-open on Wednesday 2 December 2020


1KBW is pleased to announce that we will again begin the process of reopening chambers from 2nd  December 2020. A series of measures are in place to ensure the safety of all staff, members and visitors.


We have been successfully working remotely during the second 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 to make arrangements.