Welcome to 2 King’s Bench Walk

2KBW is a forward-thinking Chambers based in London and Portsmouth. Our members practise in the Courts of London, Thames Valley, the Midlands and much of the South.

Our areas of practice include criminal, family, civil, regulatory, employment, licensing and immigration law. A number of our members are accredited to accept instructions from Public Access clients.

Chambers has been established at 2 King’s Bench Walk in the Temple since 1953 and in 2013 expanded into 3 Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth. In 2017 2KBW merged with the Chambers of Marion Smullen at 1, Inner Temple Lane. Following the merger and further recruitment we increased the number of our members to eighty, including three silks, and enabled us to enlarge our team of clerks who provide an efficient and friendly service.

Former tenants over the years include many members of the judiciary and a DPP. Three members have been appointed to the Circuit Bench since 2014. Present members include Recorders, Deputy District Judges and Treasury Counsel.

We seek to ensure fair treatment in Chambers by providing equality of opportunity and a working environment free from discrimination, where every tenant, pupil, mini-pupil and employee feels valued. We actively welcome applications to join Chambers from those of all backgrounds, including those who are currently under-represented at the Bar. Please click here to read about our commitment to Equality and Diversity and our recent advances in this regard.

We welcome applications to join us from both senior and junior practitioners of ability in all fields in accordance with our plans for continuing expansion.

2 King’s Bench Walk Chambers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.


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