1 King’s Bench Walk
Family law specialist
Address: 1 King’s Bench Walk, Temple, London
Address: London, EC4Y 7DB, United Kingdom
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Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
1KBW - or 1 King's Bench Walk, to use its full name- is a London barristers' chambers, with a team of more than 50 barristers, 12 of whom are Queen's Counsels.
The team's wealth of experience in all aspects of family law includes several high-profile cases, ranging from divorce and finance disputes to child abduction and shared parenting orders. In many cases, particularly when young children or elderly family members are involved, a swift and mutually agreeable resolution is needed.
1KBW's mediation and dispute resolution team are able to work quickly to identify the main causes of disagreement in a case, and reconcile these as quickly and effectively as possible.
This can save substantial costs in finance disputes, and considerable heartache in parenting disputes, when the welfare of the child is a key consideration.
1KBW can also advise on criminal prosecutions, and have prosecuted and defended in cases involving individuals from London, Kent, Sussex and nationwide.
This broad area can incorporate the most serious of crimes - drugs, sexual offences and murder - as well as corporate crime, fraud and workplace grievances.
Children form a crucial part of the family law structure, and 1KBW can advise on issues of public and private law where children are involved.
Under public law, this may include medical conditions, education, adoption, guardianship and instances of emotional and physical abuse.
Within private law, some of the issues that arise might be quite similar - disputes over education decisions, international relocation of a parent, and so on.
But this area may also include non-public causes for concern, such as protecting the children of a high-profile individual, or general applications for residency and contact with a child.
In finance and divorce cases, even where no children are involved, disputes over money can become extremely bitter, and may be very difficult to resolve or to return to an amicable state of discussion
1KBW can advise on bankruptcy proceedings, complex company structures, offshore trusts, concealment of assets cases, prenuptial agreements, and other such financial matters.
King's Bench Walk itself dates back to before the Great Fire of London, and has been occupied with structures since at least the 1540s.
While the row was destroyed in the Great Fire, and again in a fire of 1677, the current structures on the site range from the reconstruction work of 1678 right through to more recent construction of chambers in 1948.
Find 1KBW on King's Bench Walk, close to Temple Church, and just off Fleet Street.
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