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7KBW is ranked as a leading set in The Legal 500 UK Bar 2016

26th Sep 2016

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2016, describes 7 King’s Bench Walk as ‘a great pedigree’ with ‘real depth of expertise’. It is ‘renowned as the premier set for insurance disputes’ but is ‘extraordinarily strong and versatile in virtually all commercial practice areas’. ‘Chambers has increasingly recognised the need to reach out to solicitors and has become even more commercial in its approach as a result.’ Practice development and marketing director Brian Lee is ‘a particular asset to the set’; some say ‘there is a noticeable change in the set’s approach to marketing and profile raising since he joined in 2015’. Jointly led by Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden, the ‘first-class’ clerking team is trusted by solicitors ‘to provide the right person for the job at hand’, and ‘they adopt a refreshingly straightforward and transparent approach to discussions concerning fees’. Hyatt has been ‘a life-saver on more than one occasion’ and Leyden ‘goes the extra mile’.

7KBW is recommended as a TOP-TEIR SET in:

7KBW is recommended as a LEADING SET in:

7KBW has 24 QC’s listed as LEADING SILKS, and 23 barristers listed as LEADING JUNIORS.  Other practice areas with leading individuals include Aviation, Costs and Fraud: Civil.


7KBW is also recommended in the Asia Pacific: The English Bar – Commercial (International Arbitration).  7 King’s Bench Walk is recommended for its varied workload. Barristers have experience handling cases across Asia in the capacity of counsel and arbitrator. Areas of strength include commodities, maritime and insurance arbitrations. Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden are the senior clerks. Practice development and marketing director Brian Lee is another key contact.


For more detailed information regarding 7KBW and individual member rankings please click here.