2KBW is a modern and forward thinking set of barristers Chambers in London and Portsmouth, with a commitment to excellence in a wide range of practice areas. Our predominant practice areas are London, the Thames Valley, the Midlands and much of the South of England. The Western Circuit has been our traditional heartland with our barristers covering Courts in Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester, Swindon and Newport, Isle of Wight as well as other local Courts not on the Circuit including Guildford, Chichester and Lewes.

The Head of Chambers, William Mousley QC, is the current Leader of the Western Circuit.

With effect from the 3rd January 2017 we successfully merged with the Chambers of Marion Smullen at 1, Inner Temple Lane. This step has enabled us to increase the strength and depth of each of our practice teams, and to enlarge our team of clerks, to offer our clients an improved level of service.

We offer high quality barristers in criminal, family, general civil law and immigration. In addition to accepting instructions from a large number of solicitors firms, a significant proportion of the members are accredited to accept instructions from Public Access clients.

Chambers was established in 1953 and has remained in the same London premises ever since. Former and retired members include a Director of Public Prosecutions and numerous members of the Judiciary. In 2013 we opened additional premises at 3 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth from where our Family and Civil barristers are managed. Our civil and family barristers cover Courts on the Western Circuit in Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester and Swindon and in London and further afield.

Chambers is a highly respected common law set of Chambers. Four members sit as Recorders of the Crown Court, two as Deputy District Judges, one is a Deputy District Coroner and one Treasury Counsel. Two members have been appointed to the Circuit Bench in the last 2 years.

We continue to attract skilful advocates and welcome applications from practitioners in all fields who share our values and vision.

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