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KBG Chambers Offices
23 FRANCES STREET
KBG Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
Family and children law Tier 3
Led by William Higginson, KBG Chambers covers all areas of family law with members specialising in public law, private children law, domestic abuse and financial remedies. Daniel Swan is instructed in complex children law hearings and recently covered cases including sexual assault, serious harm and neglect, and cases involving the death of a child through a drug overdose. Jonathon Bosanko undertakes financial matrimonial cases concerning debt, complex assets and trust, and high-net-worth matters.
KBG Chambers' Andrew Willetts is praised by instructing solicitors and clients for his 'intellectual gravitas, excellent client-facing skills, and considered approach'. Willetts specialises in wills trusts and probate cases, with a particularly strong track record advising trustees and executors.
In Plymouth, KBG Chambers is a 'very good set, with strong junior base'. Ali Rafati is particularly sought after to appear in cases involving serious sexual or violent offending. In recent instructions of note, Rafati defended a man with learning disabilities who has been in formal care arrangement for three decades, and who was prosecuted for engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and breach of a sexual harm prevention order. Also of note, Nicholas Lewin recently appeared in the Court of Appeal on a pro bono basis in R v Sarah Gotham; the defendant had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child and livestreaming the abuse. Following on from his former career in the Royal Navy, Lewin also represents defendants at Court-Martial both at home and abroad.
KBG Chambers' personal injury team includes Thomas Challacombe who has a varied personal injury practice that regularly sees him instructed on high-value and complex claims. In the past 12 months Challacombe has acted in a number of fatal and catastrophic road traffic accidents, and also undertaken various public and employer liability claims. He is recognised by one client for his 'attention to detail' and 'willingness to accept instructions in difficult matters at the last minute'.
Exeter-based KBG Chambers' members advise and appear in tribunals and courts, supplemented by the family team in trusts of land work. The set handles niche local matters, such as homelessness, manorial law and the Cornish stannary law which regulates tin mining, as well as mainstream areas of litigation that provide instructions from across the country. 'An imaginative and creative barrister who looks beyond the obvious to identify compelling argument', Rawdon Crozier leads the civil group and has particular experience in service charge litigation.
Plymouth, Exeter, and Turore-based KBG Chambers offers expertise in civil, crime, and family matters. In recent news, Charlotte Davies has been appointed a fee-paid judge of the First Tier Tribunal and a Deputy District Judge. Ibraheem Dulmeer, a member of Normanton Chambers in London, has joined us as a door tenant.
All clerks are very good and very helpful, especially Colin who goes over and above for all the solicitors.
Always very helpful and engaging.
As referred to above, all clerks at this chambers are professional, friendly, easily contactable and approachable. They are always willing and ready to assist and to work to ensure counsel is fully made available and that any cover of counsel is arranged to meet expectations and requirements at all times. There is a great depth of cover in the clerks room, meaning you will always speak to someone when you call and are not kept waiting or passed to different people. In particular Head Clerk Colin Palmer makes himself available 24/7 and is always contactable to deal with any matters. He has been Head Clerk for some time now and I have always found him to be incredibly hard working, approachable and willing to help to arrange counsels diary in dealing with booking conferences and hearings for counsel to deal, to suit instructing solicitors and clients alike at all times. I would not have any fear or reluctance in any case, in the knowledge that he is working hard, making counsel available to cover any case I have instructed counsel in.
Helpful and reliable.
Chambers are very supportive.
Colin and his team are friendly, flexible and approachable.
Colin Palmer and Jamie Kyte are exceptional clerks. There is rarely any delay in answering questions and they are flexible when dealing with availability of counsel. They will often speak with us out of hours if problems arise and calmly deal with any issues.
Colin Palmer is an excellent ambassador and senior clerk. Always approachable.
Colin Palmer the Senior Clerk, Jamie Kyte the Civil Clerk and Yvonne Simmons the Family Clerk are all quite simply excellent.
Whilst being friendly and a reliable bunch, they have backbone too.
Colin, head clerk is always interested to understand what solicitors and clients are looking for and is proactive in asking for feedback and suggestions.
Colin, Lewis and the team at KBG go out of their way to assist.
Efficient and courteous service.
A good professional set which cover all types of work.
A good set with a number of barristers who deal with family cases in a compassionate yet forthright way.
A very well regarded set who are accessible and always ready to assist
Chambers are always quick to respond and have good availability. They provide good quality training and are always very approachable.
Chambers has great strength in depth. I deal with public law care cases as well as divorce and there are a number of very good Counsel who specialise in public law work. We are lucky as they are local so they are a major part of our legal community providing training and social activities. I have also been very impressed with their up and coming young Junior Counsel, particularly in public law and private child cases who are knowledgeable, motivated and well prepared.
Excellent family set.
Helpful set always keen to provide the appropriate counsel with experienced back up when necessary, and free training provided from time to time for practitioners.
Rarely is there any lapse in time between and enquiry and getting a matter up and running.
I regularly instruct various Counsel from this chambers from the senior junior and junior end, for various criminal cases. They have a very strong range of counsel available.
They are my ‘go to’ set – a solid and well respected set.
They have good depth, are very approachable and price competitive.
Irrespective of the deadline, timeframe provided or urgency, KBG Chambers will always have somebody available to assist and advise. Their fees are reasonable and realistic and their offering of civil litigation members is superb.
Very good set, with strong junior base.
KBG Chambers > Set Profile
KBG Chambers has 45 members and offers a wide range of specialist advice and representation within its Criminal, Family and Civil groups. Formed as a result of the merger between King’s Bench Chambers, Plymouth and Godolphin Chambers Truro, both well-established sets on the Western Circuit.
Chambers has branches in Plymouth, Exeter and Truro and covers all courts within Devon , Somerset and Cornwall including Plymouth, Exeter, Barnstaple,Taunton and Truro, as well as other parts of the United Kingdom.
Chambers is forward-looking, with a policy of expansion, and aims to offer a service comparable with the best that can be obtained in London or the other major urban centres, across a broad spectrum of disciplines.
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|Head Civil Clerk||Jamie Kytefirstname.lastname@example.org||0845 308 1551|
|Head Criminal Clerk||Lewis Gunn-Collingemail@example.com||0845 308 1551|
|Head of Chambers||Deni Mathewsfirstname.lastname@example.org||0845 308 1551|
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|Head of Civil Team||Rawdon Croierfirstname.lastname@example.org||0845 308 1551|
|Barrister||Daniel Swanemail@example.com||0845 308 1551|
|Barrister||Gina Smallfirstname.lastname@example.org||0845 308 1551|
|Barrister||Jonathon Bosankoemail@example.com||0845 308 1551|
|Barrister||Nicholas Lewinfirstname.lastname@example.org||0845 308 1551|
|barrister||Andrew Willettsemail@example.com||0845 308 1551|
|Jonathon Bosanko||Jonathon accepts instructions from both private and publicly funded clients. His areas…||View Profile|