“The set offers strength across the board.”
Legal 500

“Confident courtroom performers”
Chambers & Partners

Our reputation

1KBW has always maintained a reputation for excellence in criminal advocacy, prosecuting and defending both in London and nationally. We have particular links to both Sussex and Kent.

Our criminal practitioners are specialists with a wealth of experience, from junior counsel to eminent Queen’s Counsel, and members of chambers are editors and contributors to the leading practitioner textbooks such as

  • Archbold: Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice
  • Archbold: Magistrates’ Court Criminal Practice
  • Administrative Court: Practice and Procedure

Members of 1KBW have appeared in some of highest profile criminal cases such as Clowes, Sheldrake, Pinochet, Jenkins and Coutts, and also in recently reported cases such as

  • R (O) v Crown Court at Harrow [2006] 3 WLR 195 HL
  • R v Richardson [2007] 2 All ER 601
  • R v Pleydell [2006] 1 Cr App R 12
  • R v Price [2005] Crim L R 304
  • R v Barros [2000] 2 Cr App R (S) 327

Our expertise

  • General crime, including murder and serious sexual and drugs offences;
  • Professional disciplinary tribunals (especially before the GMC)
  • Fraud and corporate/financial crime
  • Confiscation and asset forfeiture
  • Regulatory work
  • Courts Martial
  • Judicial Review