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Firm Profile

12 King's Bench Walk

Firm Profile

London

  • Profile
  • 12 King's Bench Walk
  • Temple
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4Y 7EL

Firm profile submitted by 12 King's Bench Walk

Head of Chambers Paul Russell QC
Director of Clerking Oliver Parkhouse
Senior Clerk Graham Johnson
Tenants 86

The Chambers
12 King’s Bench Walk is a leading civil chambers, with 86 members, 10 of which are Queen’s Counsel. Chambers are at the forefront of developments in the law, having been instructed in many of the leading tort cases of recent time and is best known for the bringing and defending of personal injury claims, industrial disease claims, clinical negligence claims and employment law.

  • Paul Russell QC (1984) (QC-2011)
  • Ronald Walker QC (1962) (QC- 1983)
  • Richard Methuen QC (1972) (QC-1997)
  • Andrew Hogarth QC (1974) (QC- 2003)
  • Gerard Martin QC (1978) (QC- 2000)
  • Stephen Worthington QC (1976 (QC-2006)
  • William Featherby QC (1978) (QC-2008)
  • Michael Rawlinson QC (1991) (QC-2009)
  • William Audland QC (1992) (QC-2015)
  • Harry Steinberg QC (1997) (QC- 2016)
  • Brian Gallagher (1975)
  • Simon Levene (1977)
  • David Sanderson (1985)
  • Nigel Lewers (1986)
  • Henry Charles (1987)
  • Andrew Pickering (1987)
  • Hugh Hamill (1988)
  • Philip Mead (1989)
  • Adam Chambers (1989)
  • Catherine Brown (1990)
  • Kate Chandler (1990)
  • Michael Brace (1991)
  • James Candlin (1991)
  • Patrick Vincent (1992)
  • Stephanie Jackson (1992)
  • Joel Kendall (1993)
  • Arun Katyar (1993)
  • Richard Viney (1994)
  • Carolyn D’Souza (1994)
  • Daniel Tobin (1994)
  • Marcus Dignum (1994)
  • Catherine Peck (1995)
  • Lucy Murray (1995)
  • Timothy Petts (1996)
  • Louise Thomson (1996)
  • Simon P John (1996)
  • Gordon Aber (1996)
  • Benedict Leech (1997)
  • Pankaj Madan (1997)
  • Kweku Aggrey-Orleans (1998)
  • Katherine Awadalla (1998)
  • David Callow (1998)
  • David White (1999)
  • Lisa Stephenson (1999)
  • David Sharpe (1999)
  • Andrew Ward (2000)
  • Charlotte Reynolds (2001)
  • Angela Frost (2001)
  • Andrew Roy (2002)
  • Ruth Greenwood (2003)
  • Mary Newnham (2003)
  • James Sullivan (2005)
  • Gemma Scott (2005)
  • Charlotte Law (2005)
  • Patrick Kerr (2006)
  • Sarah Beslee (2006)
  • Henrietta Consolo (2006)
  • Alex Carington (2006)
  • John-Paul Swoboda (2006)
  • Roisin Kennedy (2006)
  • Emily Read (2007)
  • Charles Robertshaw (2007)
  • Niall Maclean (2008)
  • Thomas Pacey (2008)
  • Lois Aldred (2008)
  • Thea Wilson (2008)
  • Oliver Rudd (2009)
  • Vanessa Cashman (2009)
  • Ghazaleh Rezaie (2009)
  • Rory Badenoch (2010)
  • Thomas Banks (2010)
  • Nina Ross (2010)
  • Rachit Buch (2010)
  • Daniel Sokol (2011)
  • Isaac Hogarth (2011)
  • Aliyah Akram (2012)
  • Edward Ramsay (2012)
  • Achas Burin (2012)
  • Andrew Watson (2013)
  • James Beeton (2013)
  • Farhana Mukith (2013)
  • Max Archer (2014)
  • George White (2014)
  • Kate Boakes (2014)
  • David Green (2015)
  • Elizabeth Boulden (2016)

Work Undertaken
Personal Injury: Members of the personal injury team specialise in the full range of personal injury claims. 12KBW has acted in some of the highest value personal injury claims, both decided and settled.

Industrial Disease: 12KBW’s expertise in asbestos litigation is unrivalled. Its barristers have acted in key cases such as Fairchild v Glenhaven, Barker v Corus and Rothwell v Chemical & Insulating Co Ltd and it continues to appear in the leading cases in this area of law, such as Chandler v Cape, Knauer v Ministry of Justice and Carder v University of Exeter.

Clinical Negligence: Members of the clinical negligence team act on behalf of both claimants, as well as defendants, including NHS Trusts, medical defence organisations, and privately insured practitioners and private hospitals.

Employment & Discrimination: 12KBW’s employment and discrimination team handles the whole spectrum of employment, discrimination and commercial employment cases. It has particular strength in the crossover between employment and personal injury law, such as workplace stress claims, disability discrimination following an industrial accident, and discrimination cases in the education and services sectors.

International & Travel: 12KBW has been instructed in many of the key travel law cases, including Wilson v Best Travel, Clough v First Choice Holidays, and Harding v Wealands. 12KBW advises motor insurers in crossborder road traffic accidents, including domestic proceedings brought against foreign insurers and proceedings brought directly against English insurers or the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) in respect of accidents abroad.

Insurance: Barristers are regularly instructed across policy coverage areas, including employer’s and public liability, professional indemnity, and motor and property damage policies.

Product Liability: 12KBW has acted in some of the most exciting and novel product liability cases of the past few decades, for both claimants and defendants. It has undertaken industrial disease claims, and claims involving pharmaceutical products, breast implants, consumer goods, mobility equipment and food and drink

ADR: 12KBW ADR provides a professional and effective ADR service to both existing and new clients. Although it is known, in particular, in the fields of personal injury and related areas, 12KBW ADR provides a service covering all areas of law, and dealing with all kinds of legal disputes, including those with an international dimension.

Branches

  • 12 King's Bench Walk,
  • Temple,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4Y 7EL
  • Tel (020) 7583 0811
  • Fax (020) 7583 7228
  • DX 1037 (Ch.Ln.)
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.12kbw.co.uk