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7KBW is ranked as leading set in the latest Chambers & Partners 2018

2nd Nov 2017

Chambers and Partners 2018 has listed 7KBW as a leading set. Our client service has been particularly noted as the following:

Instructing solicitors flock to 7KBW because of its winning “combination of excellent barristers and a first-rate clerking team.” Senior clerk Bernie Hyatt is highlighted for his “very engaging” manner and facility for forging and maintaining strong relationships, which are underpinned by his organisational ability: “Bernie’s the man to make a plan,” says one solicitor.  Also charged with running the team, senior clerk Greg Leyden is, according to one source, “one of the primary reasons I go to the set: he’s very good at putting you with the right people.”

The culture of service they oversee is “always extremely friendly and commercially-minded,” as witnessed by reports that “the clerks are very responsive, very accommodating and adept at arranging listings and counsels’ diaries.” Another source adds, “I have never seen more supportive clerks in my life – whether it be responding to questions, requests for numbers or just queries about availability, they really seem to care.”

The combined impressions of the support offered by the team are perhaps best summarised by a client who said, “the clerks at 7KBW make such a difference: they provide a committed and excellent service and are a credit to the chambers.” The set is further blessed in having Practice Development and Marketing Director Brian Lee on board. Lee is a man of great experience who is noted for his great market contacts and in-depth knowledge of the commercial law scene both domestically and overseas.


7KBW has been ranked as top set in following areas:

Insurance Band 1 (Set of the Year)
Shipping & Commodities Band 1 (Set of the Year)


7KBW has been ranked as a leading set in the following areas:

Commercial Dispute Resolution
Energy & Natural Resources
International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance
Professional Negligence


7KBW has 21 ranked senior barristers, and 17 ranked junior barristers. Other practice areas with leading individuals include Aviation, Banking & Finance and Civil Fraud.

For more detailed information regarding 7KBW and individual member rankings for the 2018 edition please click here.