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The law is reason, free from passion.

(Aristotle)

9 King's Bench Walk was founded in 1974 by the late Ali Mohammed Abbas who was the first Head of Chambers. Upon his death in 1979, his brother Ali Mohammed Azhar became Head of Chambers and remained so until August 2014 when he sadly passed away.

Following Mr Azhar’s death his daughter Shabeena Azhar and his Son in law Jonathan Mole were elected as Joint Heads of Chambers and they continue to lead chambers, upholding the traditions and commitment for which this set is so well regarded.

9 King’s Bench Walk takes great pride in the provision of a quality service of the highest standard to all of our clients. Chambers continues to expand, both in numbers and in the number of areas of specialisation by our members and we are now able to offer experienced counsel in Criminal, Family, Civil, Immigration, Commercial and Employment matters. Chambers can also accept instructions by way of Direct Public Access and Licenced Public Access.

We have particular expertise in the areas listed below:

  • Homicide and Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Sexual offences
  • Violent Crime and public order
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Serious Fraud
  • Sharia Law cases
  • Childrens Act cases
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ancillary relief
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Asylum cases
  • Commercial Law
  • Property Law
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Boundary disputes
  • Insurance Law
  • Employment law
  • Personal Injury cases
  • Mental Health
  • Direct Public Access
  • Licenced Public Access

Our friendly and approachable clerks can be contacted at any time on the following numbers:

020 7353 9564 (8.45pm – 6.15pm) or out of business hours on 07940491479 (Gary Wright)

We can provide overnight and next morning representation, in Courts throughout the South, including during weekends and Public Holidays Chambers has full conference facilities available but in view of the limited access to our building we can offer alternative arrangements for disabled clients, such as conferences at their home or at solicitors offices.

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9 KBW is delighted to announce success by four members in their applications to join the Regulatory Panel, Level C, for Health and Safety and Environmental Law.
It is with enormous pleasure that we announce that Counsel Ben Edwards, Sophie Quinton-Carter, Claire Stevenson and Charles Drinnan have been successful in their applications to join the Regulatory Panel for Health and Safety and Environmental Law.

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9KBW welcomes new tenant, Maria Buckingham
Maria Buckingham, following the successful completion of her pupillage at 9 KBW, has joined us as a tenant from March 2019

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Sophie Kay explores the landmark appeal by Sally Challen of her murder conviction in a two-part series of articles.
Sophie Kay explores the landmark appeal by Sally Challen of her murder conviction in a two-part series of articles. This case highlights the potential for further development of homicide defences. Read more: https://www.9kbw.com/about-us/9kbw-law

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Claire Stevenson successfully represents OFSTED in a six-day tribunal hearing before the First-tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber)
The provider appealed after their registration to provide childcare at two nursery settings was cancelled. The appellant had a poor inspection history. Over eight years, there had been a number of inspections, resulting in numerous breaches of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and notices being issued, which were not complied with.

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Claire Stevenson successfully prosecutes a disqualified childminder, charged with two offences: 1) childminding whilst suspended (section 69 of the Childcare Act 2006); and 2) childminding whilst unre
Concerns were raised following an inspection which obtained an “Inadequate” judgment. Despite numerous visits, phone calls and letters, the Early Year Regulatory Inspector was unable to establish contact with the defendant and conduct monitoring visits.

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