Family Arbitration is another form of Dispute Resolution offered by 1KBW in financial and children cases, conducted in accordance with the rules of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. In a family arbitration, the parties appoint an arbitrator to determine a dispute on such terms as they may agree: for example, they may require that the arbitrator hears evidence, or determines the dispute on paper. The arbitrator prepares a written decision (‘the Award’) which, save in exceptional cases, will be made into a court order on an expedited basis (S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam)).

The process affords complete privacy and allows for disputes to be resolved quickly, and without the delays and uncertainty of litigation.

We presently have four members of chambers who are Finance Arbitrators and five who are Children Arbitrators, all of whom are Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and many of whom also sit as part-time judges. 1KBW can also accommodate the arbitration within our London based chambers.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of 1KBW’s Arbitrators then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our clerking team on 

Finance Arbitrators

Chris Pocock QC MCIArb
James Roberts QC MCIArb
Harry Oliver QC MCIArb
Alexander Chandler MCIArb

Children Arbitrators

HH John Altman MCIArb
Caroline Budden MCIArb
Markanza Cudby MCIArb
Nicola Fox MCIArb | | 020 7936 1500 | Copyright 1 King's Bench Walk 2020

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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.