9 King's Bench Walk

Founded on Belief, Passion & Integrity.

A warm welcome to the website of 9 KBW, Chambers of Shabeena Azhar and Jonathan Mole.

9 KBW specialise in high level and general crime, offences of serious violence, child abuse, rape cases and fraud, immigration, particularly those cases linked with criminal charges, traffic and regulatory work. We offer services under the direct public access rules in many areas of law.

We appear in courts at all levels, Crown Court and Magistrates Courts, Court of Appeal and the High Court, First Tier and Upper Tribunal, Nursing and Midwifery Tribunals, County Court and other tribunals.

Whether you simply require advice or need representation at trial or tribunal hearings, we offer you a wealth of expertise and choice of Counsel.

9 KBW is a Chambers founded on belief in the rule of law, the right of all individuals to be expertly represented and the administration of justice. Those solid foundations were laid down over 40 years ago and we continue to base our service firmly upon those simple, but vital, principles

In recent years Chambers has recognisably developed its specialisms and expanded in numbers, improved the quality and experience of our membership and, as a consequence, the level of cases we are currently instructed in is of a standard that is exceptional.

We continue to promise our clients standards of excellence, commitment, dedication and a quality of representation that is of the highest order.

Our clerking and administration team are highly experienced and will be happy to discuss areas of work with Solicitors and members of the public alike. We are friendly and approachable and will always put the needs of the professional and lay client first.


Ringleader in conspiracy to supply opium sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
Paul Douglass, acting as a junior alone, prosecuted a conspiracy to supply opium on a commercial scale throughout the UK.

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Sophie Quinton-Carter prosecutes nurse who slapped a dementia patient in the face.
In the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Sophie Quinton-Carter successfully prosecuted a nurse who slapped a vulnerable patient in retaliation for being struck herself.

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Two men sentenced for disturbance at wake - Julian Jones prosecutes Operation Trident case
Michael Otshudi and Joseph Smith were sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday 12.02.2016

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Daniel Cohen secures unanimous acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to supply 1.1 tonnes of cannabis resin
Daniel Cohen successfully defended one of seven defendants charged with conspiracy to supply 1,147 kg of cannabis resin, following a trial lasting over four months at Snaresbrook

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Sophie Quinton-Carter - Bar Mock Trial Alumna
9 King;s Bench Walk's Sophie Quinton-Carter Blog on becoming a criminal barrister ....

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