The latest Legal 500 2020 describes 7KBW: With ‘unrivalled strength in depth’, 7 King’s Bench Walk has ‘a first-class reputation’ for complex insurance and reinsurance matters, and remains one of the leading sets for shipping and commercial work, as well as being highly rated for international arbitrations. In addition, the set is making inroads into more high-profile civil fraud work. Members are ‘first rate’ and ‘without exception, fiercely intelligent and diligent’. Solicitors ‘always expect excellent service’ from the set’s ‘reliable, friendly, efficient, sensible, and effective’ clerks’ room. Led by ‘top class’ co-senior clerks Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden they are, collectively, ‘a class act’ and ‘always anticipate the next requirements’. ‘They build genuine relationships with solicitors and proactive problem solvers.’ Eddie Johns, Gary Rose, and Joe Clayton are all praised by solicitors for their responsiveness and being easy to work with. In recent news, returning to chambers as full-time arbitrator, former Supreme Court deputy president Lord Mance has been appointed international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court, and Ritin Rai, senior advocate of the Bar of India, has joined as a door tenant. Also of note, Brian Lee, practice development and marketing director, will be retiring in 2019. Offices in: London
7KBW is ranked as the sole TOP-TIER set in:
7KBW is also ranked as LEADING-SET in the following practice areas:
7KBW has 21 QC’s listed as LEADING SILKS and 27 barristers listed as LEADING JUNIORS. Other practice areas with leading individuals include International Arbitration – Arbitrators, Banking and finance, Aviation, and Civil fraud.
7KBW and its members have also been recommended in the Asia Pacific: The English Bar for Shipping.
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