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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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Samuel March joins 9KBW as a Tenant
Chambers is delighted to announce that Sam March has accepted our offer of Tenancy, following the successful completion of a Probationary Tenancy. Sam is a Criminal and Regulatory Practitioner.

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9 KBW is recruiting pupils for 2022/2023
9 KBW is pleased to say that we are offering three new criminal pupillages for October 2022. Full details can be found on the Pupillage Gateway and the link to download an application form is on the Pupillage Recruitment Page of this website.

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Congratulations to Louis Maskell & Suzanne Fewins now Grade 2 on the CPS Advocate Panel.
Louis Maskell and Suzanne Fewins Now level 2 on the CPS Advocate Panel, Chambers are delighted to announce that both Louis Maskell and Suzanne Fewins have been successful in their applications to upgrade to Level 2 on the London and South-East Advocate Panel. We offer our warmest congratulations to each of them.

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Laura Paisley
Laura Paisley secures suspended sentence for offences of Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and Attempted Robbery

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9KBW Counsel Feryal Ertan successful in joining the Treasury Counsel Pathway
Chambers are both delighted and very proud to announce that Feryal Ertan has been successful in her application to join the Pathway, a positive action scheme for advocates who have the potential to become Treasury Counsel in the future.

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