The latest Legal 500 2018 describes 7KBW: In the fields of insurance and reinsurance, the barristers at ‘stellar’ 7 King’s Bench Walk are ‘in the premier league’ of the Bar. At the top end the set is ‘as star studded as any’ chambers; no wonder it is described as ‘one of the pre-eminent shipping and commercial sets’, and is also highly rated for international arbitrations. However, chambers’ real strength, according to solicitors, is ‘in the uniform brilliance of its juniors’ and being ‘switched on to the changing nature of client and solicitor relationships’. The ‘highly effective and personable clerking team’, which is ‘particularly excellent at managing difficult Chinese wall issues and dealing with the court’s diary’, is run by senior clerks Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden. Leyden is ‘absolutely superb’ in terms of client/barrister management and ‘getting you in front of the right judge, at the right time, with the right barrister’; Hyatt meanwhile is ‘instrumental’ to chambers, as well as being ‘collaborative’ and ‘sensitive to clients’ needs’. ‘Commercially orientated and very practical’, Eddie Johns ‘is a pleasure to deal with’. First junior Gary Rose is ‘the standout clerk’; ‘incredibly friendly, helpful and cheerful’. Joe Clayton has the knack for ‘remaining informed at all times’. Practice development and marketing director Brian Lee ‘may not strictly be a clerk any more, but he nonetheless always has a good feel for putting forward the right barrister for a job’.
7KBW is ranked as the sole TOP-TIER set in:
7KBW is also ranked as LEADING-SET in the following practice areas:
7KBW and its members have also been recommended in the Asia Pacific: The English Bar for Commercial and Shipping.
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