1 King's Bench Walk

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Heads of Chambers: Christopher Pocock QC, James Roberts QC
Senior Clerk: Chris Gittins
Tenants: 59 (including 14 Silks)

THE CHAMBERS
1KBW is a leading Chambers specialising in family law, with a pre-eminent reputation in this field, both nationally and internationally. 1KBW is consistently ranked by the legal directories in the top tiers of leading sets for family law. 1KBW barristers have been at the cutting edge of the development of family law and have been in most of the ground-breaking cases over the last two decades. 1KBW also has one of the most innovative and experienced dispute resolution teams in the country. 1KBW has a dedicated and professional clerking team, led by its Senior Clerk Chris Gittins, which is able to deal with any enquiry and is widely regarded as one of the most helpful and reassuring clerking teams in the field. Also supporting 1KBW barristers is a team of fees clerks, administrators and other support staff.

THE SET
1KBW comprises 59 barristers, including 14 QCs. The set is widely acknowledged to have an unrivalled breadth of talent, with leading and junior practitioners at every level of seniority. As well as some of the most eminent practitioners at the family bar, former members of 1KBW have included Baroness Hale, the current President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, Dame Judith Parker, DBE and numerous other members of the judiciary. The set adopts a highly professional, supportive and responsive service to clients. There is a tremendous sense of commitment at this set, both to the development of the law and to the needs of clients. The clerking at this set is second to none, with highly experienced and dedicated clerks offering a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise, all of which is applied when assisting clients with cases honestly, openly and rigorously.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
1KBW specialises in family law, and its reputation is founded in this field. In matrimonial finance, members of 1KBW have appeared in many of the leading and landmark cases of the last two decades, such as Owens, White, Moore, Macfarlane, Miller, Radmacher, Imerman, Charman and many more. Its members continue to act in some of the most high-profile cases in the field of matrimonial finance. In children law, the set boasts many of the current ‘stars’ in this field, both silks and juniors. Members of 1KBW regularly appear in the leading cases across every aspect of children law: private law children, Hague and non-Hague abduction, wardship and care and adoption proceedings. Members of the set also undertake work in the Court of Protection. Their experience in dealing with sensitive public and private children cases and finance cases means that its members have a unique set of skills to deal with Court of Protection work. The set’s history of advocacy in the criminal courts is often said to give it the edge over its rivals within the family courts. 1KBW has one of the most innovative and experienced dispute resolution teams in the country.

Members

Christopher Pocock QC (1984) (QC-2009) A †

James Roberts QC (1993) (QC-2018) + A †

Pamela Scriven QC (1970) (QC-1992)

Richard Anelay QC (1970) (QC-1993) +

James Turner QC (1976) (QC-1998)

Charles Howard QC (1975) (QC-1999)

Anthony Kirk QC (1981) (QC-2001) +

Clive Newton QC (1968) (QC-2002)

Deborah Eaton QC (1985) (QC-2008)

Frank Feehan QC (1988) (QC-2010)

Philip Marshall QC (1989) (QC-2012) +

Richard Harrison QC (1993) (QC-2012)

Anna McKenna QC (1994) (QC-2017)

Harry Oliver QC (1999) (QC-2020)†

Caroline Budden (1977) + †

Cherry Harding (1978) +

Caroline Lister (1980) +

Markanza Cudby (1983) †

Elizabeth Selman (1989)

Marcus Fletcher (1990) A

Christopher McCourt (1993) A

Andrew Baughan (1994)

Victoria Green (1994) + A

Alexander Chandler (1995) A †

Graham Crosthwaite (1995)

Nicola Fox (1996) †

Ashley Thain (1996) +

Nicholas Anderson (1995) + A

Richard Castle (1998)

Deepak Nagpal (2002)

Katherine Kelsey (2003) +

Martha Holmes (2003) + A

Caroline Harris (2004)

Jennifer Perrins (2004) A

Perican Tahir (2004) A

Peter Newman (2005)

Stephen Jarmain (2005)

Andrea Watts (2006) + A

Alex Tatton-Bennett (2007) A

Kate Ozwell (2007) +

Kelan McHugh (2007) A

Katy Chokowry (2008)

Laura Moys (2008)

Samantha Ridley (2009)

Charlotte Hartley (2009)

Juliet Chapman (2009) A

George Gordon (2010)

Jennifer Palmer (2011)

Thomas Dance (2012) A

Helen Pomeroy (2012) A

Frances Stratton (2013) A

Millicent Benson (2014)

Lucia Crimp (2015)

Anna Sutcliffe (2015)

Max Turnell (2016)

Imogen Lloyd-Thomas (2015)

Victoria Halsall (2017)

Emma Wilson (2017)

Elle Tait (2018)

Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton (1996) *

HH Christian Bevington + o

HH John Altman o †

Barry Singleton QC (1968) (QC-1989) o †

Stephen Bellamy QC (1974) (QC-1996) + o

Professor Lucinda Ferguson o +

Accredited Mediator A Public/Direct Access † Arbitrator * Door Tenant o Associate

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James Turner QC
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Richard Harrison QC
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Deborah Eaton QCFamily: Children
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Richard Harrison QCFamily: Children
Alexander ChandlerFamily: Matrimonial Finance
Charles Howard QCFamily: Matrimonial Finance
Richard CastleFamily: Matrimonial Finance
Richard Harrison QCFamily: Matrimonial Finance
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Anna McKenna QCFamily: Children
Katherine KelseyFamily: Children
Katy ChokowryFamily: Children
Nicholas AndersonFamily: Children
Stephen JarmainFamily: Children
Charlotte HartleyFamily: Matrimonial Finance
Katherine KelseyFamily: Matrimonial Finance
Peter NewmanFamily: Matrimonial Finance
Philip Marshall QCFamily: Matrimonial Finance
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Elizabeth SelmanFamily: Children
James Roberts QCFamily: Children
Markanza CudbyFamily: Children

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