Chambers K to M

KCH Garden Square is the largest Barristers Chambers in the East Midlands, providing legal services to solicitors, individuals and organisations. Their broad range of experience and expertise means they are able to assist a range of clients in areas including Child Care, Matrimonial Finance, Civil Law and Criminal cases. They accept instructions in both legally aided and privately funded matters as well as via Direct Access.

Keating Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers’ chambers based in London, with a particular focus on disputes arising in construction, engineering, energy, IT, utilities and shipbuilding projects. Members are frequently involved in every aspect of dispute resolution, be that litigation, arbitration, adjudication or alternative dispute resolution. They are well-known for their international experience (including working with international parties and tribunals and in civil code jurisdictions), technical expertise and their hands-on, practical approach. Several members of Chambers also act as arbitrators.

Kenworthy’s Chambers are a forward thinking and user-friendly set based in Salford, Manchester. They are dedicated to access to justice, excellence and client care. With 49 barristers they provide high-quality advice and advocacy in civil, criminal, family, employment and immigration law.

King’s Bench Chambers, Bournemouth, was formed in 1996 by a group of senior established London Barristers from 4 Kings Bench Walk in London. The idea was to enjoy a London and South Coast Practice and to reduce the ever spiralling cost of practicing in London. Chambers grew rapidly, recruiting experienced practitioners from the South Coast, London, and from many other parts of the country. Using modern Technology for library and data transfer, Barristers can work from bases all over the country thus negating the need for large amounts of unused office space.

KBG Chambers, Plymouth, Truro and Exeter, is a long established common law set with three teams, civil, family and crime. Until becoming an independent set in 2001, KBG (Kings Bench Godolphin) Chambers was an annexe of 2 King’s Bench Walk, Temple together with Godolphin Chambers Truro. They are able to offer a range of expertise and have members practising as specialists in crime, civil and family work.

1 King’s Bench Walk, the Chambers of Deborah Eaton QC and Philip Marshall QC, is a well established set of barristers chambers specialising in Family Law. Consistently among the top ranked sets in the leading law directories, they have a long and distinguished history and have appeared in many groundbreaking cases in the House of Lords. They have 52 members including 12 QCs.

2 Kings Bench Walk have been practising for 50 years from the Temple. There are currently 46 members of Chambers who work mainly in courts on the Western Circuit. A wide variety of work is undertaken in the criminal and civil field in all courts, from the Magistrates Court to the House of Lords. Criminal work consists of the most serious offences, such as murder and manslaughter, to road traffic. In the civil field, members undertake work from multi-million pound actions to less heavy matters in the Family Proceedings and County courts.

4 King’s Bench Walk, the chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC, is the bigger of two Chambers which operate from 4 King’s Bench Walk. They were first established in 1972 by a group of seven barristers and have grown to over fifty strong with three silks. They have developed groups of specialists who work together in teams (Civil, Crime, Immigration and Family) to provide advisory and advocacy services in a wide variety of fields and at all levels of seniority. They now offer fixed rates for advocacy in hearings before District Judges in the London County Courts. 4 KBW also now operates as Barristers Direct which undertakes instructions directly from members of the public.

4 King’s Bench Walk, The Chambers of Lawrence Power, is a dynamic Common Law set based in the Temple. Members undertake the full range of civil work, with particular emphasis on commercial litigation. Areas of specialisation include Commercial, Insolvency, Property, Public and Administrative, Personal Injury, Employment and Immigration. Individual members of Chambers are also instructed on criminal matters with emphasis on complex fraud and money laundering work.

5 King’s Bench Walk, the Chambers of Brian Higgs QC, are a long established, specialist Barristers’ Chambers, founded in 1966, with expertise in all areas of criminal law, Prosecuting and Defending Commercial & Serious and Organised Crime. With over 40 Barristers, they provide high quality advocacy and advisory services.

6 King’s Bench Walk, the chambers of Sibghat Kadri QC, is a set of barristers committed to providing legal representation and advice to all individuals and groups in the community. They recognise that the provision of advocacy and advice is an important service that allows people to exercise, defend and rely upon their rights. They aim to ensure that vulnerable and socially excluded individuals and groups receive a professional service that enables them to uphold their rights and interests and gives them full access to the benefits of the law. Individual members of chambers hail from African, Asian, Caribbean and European backgrounds. They also have a gender mix of approximately equal numbers of male and female barristers.

6 King’s Bench Walk, the chambers of David Fisher QC and David Perry QC, is recognised as a leading set in the field of criminal law. All members of chambers are experienced in trial preparation, advocacy and advisory work. In the past members of Chambers have been involved in an extensive number of high profile cases, ranging from murder and terrorism to fraud and dishonesty. They continue to be involved in these areas as well as developing expertise in Extradition, Judicial Review and Tribunal work.

7 King’s Bench Walk, the Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC. All members of Chambers specialise in commercial law. The general character of Chambers’ work is of an international flavour and members of Chambers regularly deal with foreign clients, foreign lawyers and foreign law. As advocates, they accept instructions to appear in any court, tribunal or enquiry in England and Wales, but the majority of their work is in the Commercial Court and in commercial arbitrations in London. They also appear in those other jurisdictions where members of the Bar are permitted to practise, such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Members undertake advisory work both in connection with litigation or prospective litigation and in non-contentious matters. In appropriate circumstances members are able to accept instructions directly from overseas clients and foreign lawyers. Members of Chambers regularly sit as arbitrators or mediators.

9 King’s Bench Walk is a thriving, friendly, common law set and is one of the longest established sets in the Temple. They aim to provide high quality client care at all times in the fields of criminal, family, civil, and immigration law. Chambers both prosecutes and defends criminal cases at all levels from Magistrates Courts hearings to the Court of Appeal and they have the benefit of approved rape list Counsel, highly experienced in cases involving rape and serious sexual abuse. They can provide Counsel who can act as Leading Juniors in crime, both prosecuting and defending and also in family cases where the experienced team deal with matters of the utmost complexity in the family courts. The family and civil teams offer a broad range of experience in matters of divorce, children’s act cases,commercial and employment matters, insurance cases, housing, landlord and tenant as well as Counsel with wide experience in the Immigration Courts at every level. Chambers can also accept instructions by way of Direct Public Access.

10 King’s Bench Walk, the Chambers of Claudius Algar, has 36 barristers providing specialist advocacy and advice, and undertaking a wide range of work in Civil, Criminal, Immigration and Human Rights. Chambers has formed itself into practice groups that reflect the principal areas of speciality within Chambers.

11KBW specialises in employment law, public and administrative law and commercial law. The site has a “newsy” format and offers topical case notes, seminar papers and other articles written by members of Chambers in the areas of employment law, public law and European and human rights law. These are kept well up to date. Viewers can register on the site for a newsletter containing articles on cases of particular interest.

11KBW also produce a blog called Panopticon,about Information Law. Information law is about the right to know, the right to keep private and the boundary between those rights. It encompasses areas such as data protection, freedom of information, the protection of private information under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, breach of confidence, and the regulation of surveillance. The name apparently comes from Jeremy Bentham’s proposed new model prison, in which constant surveillance would be a tool for moral regeneration; it has become an enduring metaphor in debates about the benefits and the dangers of systematic information-gathering.

KBW Chambers in Leeds is a widely respected set of barristers with a rich heritage that stems back over 60 years. KBW is a multi-disciplinary set which has a strong reputation for quality work from the lowest Courts and Tribunals right up to the Supreme Court.

12 Kings Bench Walk is one of the best known and respected civil sets of barristers’ chambers in London. Over 50 barristers offer a wealth of expertise and skill in the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence, insurance, industrial disease, fire & flood and employment law. They also provide a wide range of seminars and training events at no cost to the participants.

Kings Chambers is one of the leading civil sets outside London, practising from Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham with a national reputation in many areas and specialising in Admin & Public Law & Local Government, Arbitration, Chancery, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury, Commercial, Construction, Court of Protection & Mental Health Care, Employment, EU & Competition, International, Licensing, Litigation Funding & Costs, Mediation, Planning & Environment, Professional Negligence and Sport.

Kings View chambers was founded in 2014 by Stephen McCaffrey and Catherine Stock, both previously Deputy Heads of other sets. They aim to maintain their commitment to legal aid and other traditional sources of work whilst embracing opportunities to work directly with the public through direct public access.

Lamb Building is a general common law set located in the Temple, in the heart of London, with an annexe in Brighton. The work of Lamb Building is divided into five main practice areas; Civil, Crime, Family, Immigration and Public & Regulatory.

Lamb Chambers is a leading set of barristers specialising in Commercial, Property, Personal Injury, and Intellectual Property Law. They represent a group of over 50 barristers who work for law firms, corporate clients and private individuals both nationally and internationally.

Landmark Chambers was formed in October 2002 by the merger of Eldon Chambers and 4 Breams Buildings. The merger created a 54 member set, including 15 QCs, specialising in planning and environmental law, property law and public and administrative law. They provide The Landmark Chambers Centre for Environmental Law which offers podcasts, articles and training courses on the latest developments from the UK’s leading barristers’ chambers in environmental and planning law. Details of the regular seminars and other events held by the Centre are posted on the site regularly.”

Lincoln House Chambers, in Manchester, led by Andrew Thomas Q.C., is a chambers of 67 Barristers (including 14 Q.C’s) specialising principally in the areas of criminal law (including Fraud), professional disciplinary, regulatory law, inquests & inquiry work, personal injury, immigration and general common law.

Littleton Chambers, at 3 King’s Bench Walk North, is a progressive and flexible Chambers, with a strong reputation across a broad range of commercial and business work, including specialist expertise in employment, professional negligence and ADR, comprising international and domestic arbitration and mediation.

Liverpool Civil Law is the only specialist civil law barristers chambers in Liverpool. The belief of the barristers at Liverpool Civil Law is that for the Bar to survive and prosper the emphasis must be on traditional strengths, that is specialist knowledge, clear advice and robust advocacy but also be receptive to modern technology and working methods.

Magdalen Chambers is based in Exeter, next to the Combined Court and Employment Tribunal, and incorporates specially designed mediation facilities. Members of Chambers act for individuals, companies, government bodies and local authorities, both locally and nationwide, many of whom can be instructed directly by non-lawyers, through the Public and Licensed Access schemes.

Maidstone Chambers is the largest independent set in Kent with deep local ties, regional business throughout the UK, and strong London associations. The Litigation and Criminal Practice teams are widely experienced in their specialist fields.

Maitland Chambers was previously formed from 13 Old Square and 7 Stone Buildings and now is about to merge again, this time withh 9 Old Square. All the previous chambers were long-established sets practising commercial chancery law and considered to be leaders in their field. There are some articles on the site.

Matrix Chambers, located in London and Geneva, has a strong history of innovation and commitment and provides legal services in a wide range of practice areas. Matrix is a place where diversity and accessibility are widely championed, and out-dated practice is challenged. They aim to move beyond traditional divisions – between practitioners and academics, private and public law, and domestic and international law.

Mercantile Barristers is a new type of modern and dynamic commercial barristers’ chambers based in the traditional heart of legal London at Gray’s Inn. We provide complete and full circle legal services of business professionals and high net worth individuals. We are specialist consultant in the law for when the legal issues are involved are complex, intricate and so important that the most seasoned expertise in advice and handling is required. Our expertise covers all aspects of Company & Commercial law, Construction & Engineering, Dispute Resolution, Private Client work, Property & Planning and Sports law.

1 Mitre Court Buildings (1 MCB) was founded in the early 1970s with the aim of ensuring that all members of the community can enjoy access to justice, via first class representation. Since then they have grown and now cover many areas of practice but they remain committed to their original aims.

Monckton Chambers is one of the English Bar’s leading civil practices with 31 barristers including 10 QCs. They provide specialised advocacy and advice in European Community law, commercial law, competition law, human rights, judicial review, utilities regulation and VAT and customs law. The Chambers moved to Grays Inn in the early 1960s and is now at 4 Raymond Buildings. All barristers have direct telephone lines and email adddresses given on the site.