Max Archer > Chambers of William Audland KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of William Audland KC
12 King's Bench Walk


Max is recognised as a leading practitioner in aviation, international and travel, industrial disease and personal injury litigation.

He is known for his excellent client care, robust advocacy and pragmatic approach to litigation. Max’s work is often technical, high value and complex. He often appears unled against silks in the higher courts and is acknowledged for his advocacy skills in the leading directories.

His work often has an international dimension, he has expertise in jurisdiction and conflicts of laws as well as private international tort law and human rights issues. He has unparalleled knowledge of aviation law and acts in large loss events occurring all over the world.

Max often acts in group actions, both led and unled. He is adept at handling mass tort cases and often acts in environmental actions as well as group personal injury claims.

Max prides himself on being approachable and likes to build a strong rapport with his instructing solicitors and clients.

He is a contributing author of Asbestos: Law & Litigation (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019) and the co-editor of 12KBW’s Asbestos Blog.

Max is recognised as a rising star in Aviation, Personal Injury and Travel in the Legal 500 and in Aviation, Personal Injury and Industrial Disease in Chambers & Partners.


Called 2014


Personal Injuries Bar Association; Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association; British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Government Legal Department’s Junior Junior Scheme


  • GDL & BPTC – City Law School
  • Mphil in Modern European History – University of Cambridge
  • BA (Hons) History – University of Warwick
  • Lord Haldane Scholarship- Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award- Lincoln’s Inn
  • Honourable Mention- William C. Vis International Arbitration Competition
  • Linklaters Aspire Award

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Aviation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Max Archer12 King’s Bench Walk ‘He is wise and considered in his advice, strong and convincing on his advocacy and always available to discuss the case.’

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Max Archer12 King’s Bench WalkMax is receiving briefs that suggest many years on his year of call and seniority which is the true testament to his abilities as a barrister. He is very much in demand and making a name for himself in difficult and high profile aviation matters in particular.’

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Rising Stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Max Archer12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Max has a lovely manner with clients and breaks things down for easy understanding.