The high quality of work that members of KBW do in all areas of our common law practice has again been recognised, with a high proportion of members being recommended in the Legal 500. Congratulations to all those listed below on their recommendation.


Crime – Leading silks

Recent work for KBW‘s criminal team includes multi-handed murder, firearms conspiracies, serious sexual offences, large-scale drugs conspiracies and historic abuse cases.

David Brooke QC – KBW ‘Noted for his expertise in multi-handed criminal cases.

Adrian Waterman QC – KBW ‘Highly recommended for cases of homicide and serious sexual offences.


Crime – Leading Juniors

Christine Egerton – KBW ‘She has expertise across a wide spectrum of criminal matters.

Paul Cleasby – KBW ‘Recommended for a purview of serious criminal matters.

Rebecca Stevens – KBW ‘A very dedicated barrister.

Ian Mullarkey – KBW ‘Recommended for a range of serious criminal cases.

Anthony Dunne – KBW ‘A barrister with a very composed demeanour.


Employment – Leading juniors

Simon Mallett at KBW has established expertise in acting for police forces in employment matters involving unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

Simon Mallett – KBW ‘Acts for claimants and respondents across a broad spectrum of employment cases.


Family and children law – Leading juniors

 At KBW, Olivia Checa-Dover handles a full range of private children law matters, while Manisha Marwaha has solid experience in cases involving potential international relocation/abduction of children.

Olivia Checa-Dover – KBW ‘A seasoned advocate.

Manisha Marwaha – KBW ‘She is very client friendly.


Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

KBW is home to Ian Mullarkey, who has established expertise in representing the police in inquests.

Ian Mullarkey – KBW ‘Highly recommended for representing the police in inquests.


Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Simon Mallett at KBW is well known for his personal injury practice, acting for claimants in industrial disease work, particularly mesothelioma and deafness cases.

Simon Mallett – KBW ‘Highly recommended for industrial disease matters.



Public law – Leading juniors

KBW‘s public law practice has immigration law as its cornerstone area of expertise. Roxanne Frantzis is very well known for appearing in the first and upper tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber in appeals relating to asylum and immigration cases.

Roxanne Frantzis – KBW ‘She has formidable knowledge of immigration law.

Manisha Marwaha – KBW ‘Very client-focused


Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Toby Wynn – KBW ‘Very amenable, with excellent client care skills

Simon Mallett – KBW ‘Highly experienced in police disciplinary work.

Olivia Checa-Dover – KBW ‘Extremely bright, with a persuasive advocacy style.


Environment – Leading juniors

Richard Honey – ‘His attention to detail is phenomenal and his advocacy, particularly in cross-examination, is subtle and equally impressive.

Planning – Leading silks

Gregory Jones QCForthright approach and quite combative: clients certainly feel he is on their side

Planning – Leading juniors

Richard Honey – ‘A skilled advisor, dogged in his determination, and a go-to for planning, compulsory purchase orders and compensation work in particular.