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


R -v- Olivia Brandford & ors
A suitable news title would be:'John Clifford and Jim Dick succeed in having Duress conviction upheld in case which provides valuable guidance on the defence of duress. R-v- Olivia Brandford & Ors now reported Archbold 2017 para. 17-120.

Read more

Joint Head of Chambers Shabeena Azhar begins multi-handed sham marrriage prosecution in Croydon.
Ms Azhar, junior for the Crown, has begun the case involving five women in an all-female gang accused of conspiring together with an absent male to assist unlawful immigration.

Read more

Julian Jones and Jeremy Rendle secure convictions for controlling prostitution and money laundering
A 9 KBW Prosecution team comprising Julian Jones (leader) and Jeremy Rendle (junior) recently secured a "full house" of convictions on an indictment against two defendants

Read more

Paul Douglass prosecutes city lawyer convicted of racially aggravated common assault and sexual assault
Alastair Main, a city lawyer and former captain of London Rowing Club, was convicted at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on 3rdJanuary of racially aggravated common assault and sexual assault.

Read more

9KBW mentor to Success!
Ben Edwards and Sophie Quinton-Carter volunteered as mentors for this year’s National Bar Mock Trial Competition, in which over 200 schools from across the country compete.

Read more