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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 is re-opening!

After the last challenging 18 months that we have all experienced, 9 KBW will once again be fully operational, from our premises in the Temple, from October 4th 2021.

Our clerks are already back “home” after working hard remotely throughout the crisis and are able to arrange conferences or face to face meetings in the privacy of our designated conference room. We are all very much looking forward to doing so and being able to personally thank those who instruct us, for continually working with Chambers to ensure that no matter what the restrictions of the pandemic, we have still been able to offer a first class service to our clients throughout.

We also want to thank our clerking team, who have worked tirelessly under difficult circumstances, to provide the best possible service to our professional and lay clients. And they will continue to do so now that we are back at 9KBW.

On October 4th we welcome three new pupils and we will be advertising for applicants for 2022 when the Gateway opens later this year. We are therefore looking forward to the coming year immensely, as being one in which the finest of 9KBW’s traditional standards of service and representation continue, whilst we welcome more new tenants to the 9KBW “family” and we guide those very new to the profession forward.

9 KBW specialises in high level and general crime, offences of murder, manslaughter, serious violence, gang crime, cybercrime, child abuse, rape cases and other sexual offences, 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.

Chambers offers a wealth of experience in Regulatory Law and Immigration matters and Counsel regularly prosecute and defend on behalf of a wide range of professional regulatory bodies, both within the private and government sectors, assisting with very large, high profile and complex investigations.

We appear in Immigration and Regulatory Courts and Tribunals at all levels, Crown Court and Magistrates Courts, Court of Appeal and the High Court, First Tier and Upper Tribunal, Nursing and Midwifery 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 more than 45 years ago and we continue to base our service firmly upon those simple, but vital, principles

In recent years Chambers has recognisably developed its specialism’s 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 are keen to share our members experience through seminars and workshops and we provide our now acclaimed programme of events for Police Officers in London and the South East, known as the OIC Roadshow, details of which can be found under the OIC Roadshow heading on our website. Training is provided for those at the most senior levels as well as those most junior. Mock trials are also and increasingly a part of our wide programme of events. If you would like further information, contact details are on the dedicated page. We are very proud of a programme.

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 and fee levels with Solicitors and members of the public alike. An indication of fees charged generally, by our members, can be found under the About Us heading then under our Fee Scales page. We are friendly and approachable and will always put the needs of the professional and lay client first.

Whether we are working on site or remotely we will continue to offer the same standard of professional, dedicated clerking and administration that we are renowned for. Our clerks can be contacted by using Chambers contact details, or through the mobile numbers provided for any urgent out of hours matters.

If a a conference or any other face to face meeting is needed, 9 KBW has undertaken a Covid-19 Risk Assessment which can be found under the About Us section of the website. Procedures for any attendance at 9 KBW can be found within that assessment.

 

 

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News

GMC v Dr U
Claire Stevenson successfully represented Dr U before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (‘MPTS’) who found that Dr U’s fitness to practise is no longer impaired. The MPTS revoked the order of suspension on Dr U’s registration with immediate effect.

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Chambers Announcment
Chambers is pleased to announce that the Lord Chancellor has appointed James Dick as a Fee-paid Judge of the Employment Tribunals sitting in England. James will continue his practice in Chambers prosecuting serious criminal offences.

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9 KBW has three new pupils joining our team in October 2021
9KBW is delighted to announce that three pupils will be commencing their 12 month pupillages with us on October 4th 2021.

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Jonathan Mole successfully Prosecutes high level County Lines drug dealer who exploited teenagers – sentenced to 9 and a Half Years.
Jonathan Mole was instructed to prosecute in this substantial operation, following a complex joint investigation between the County Line and Gangs team within Kent Police and the Operation Orochi team at the Metropolitan Police.

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9 KBW Bill Gatward successfully prosecutes masseur accused of sexual assault.
A Brighton masseur who told one of his clients she “would be surprised what goes on within these four walls” after he sexually assaulted her is now facing a lengthy prison sentence.

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