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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.

Please click here for our standard terms of business.

Dave Fardon appointed as 9 KBW new Senior Clerk.
Chambers is absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Fardon as Chambers Senior Clerk, from May 1st 2021.

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Andrew Cohen joins 9 KBW
9 KBW is delighted to welcome Andrew Cohen, a specialist Criminal Defence practitioner, to Chambers. Andrew has a wealth of experience in defending criminal cases at every level as well as a particular expertise in Appellate work.

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Congratulations to Feryal Ertan now Grade 3 on the CPS Advocate Panel.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Feryal Ertan of 9KBW has been successful in her application to upgrade to Level 3 on the CPS London and South East Advocate Panel

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Chambers members join the Government Legal Department Panel.
Chambers is very pleased to say that two more of our members and Chambers third six pupil are now appointed to the GLD panel; Louis Maskell, Dominic Bardill and Suzanne Frewins. Congratulations to all.

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9 KBW are recruiting a Finance and Administration Manager from April 2021.
For full details please go to our Recruitment page

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