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Chambers and Partners, UK Bar 2018 praises us as:

“A top-notch set highly regarded for levels of service that go beyond the exceptional.” “6KBW is a set that prides itself on producing the best-quality work and excellent client service.” 

Legal 500, 2017 says about us:

“6KBW College Hill is a go-to chambers for crime, fraud and regulatory work, where there is always a suitable advocate to handle the brief in question. This is a highly professional set, and above all, counsel are down to earth, with a sense of humour and an enthusiastic, but realistic, outlook on working within the criminal justice system.”

These comments echo previous years:

“A leading set with great pedigree that offers a selection of individuals, well versed in handling all manner of general crime, fraud, bribery and POCA-related cases.” 6KBW College Hill “houses an impressive collection of practitioners, and counts a vast number of treasury counsel among its ranks.”

Chambers and Partners, UK Bar 2017

“…exceptionally strong roster of barristers” and our “first-rate prosecutors” and leading defence counsel.” Our juniors are known for their “tremendous work ethic and understanding of the need for attention to detail.” Our members “regularly handle complex criminal cases of every stripe, some of which receive significant media attention and international scrutiny.”

Chambers and Partners, UK Bar 2016

6KBW College Hill is a leading set for crime, fraud, corporate crime and Proceeds of Crime Act matters, with additional expertise in administrative and public law. Chambers also has a significant international practice with noteworthy experience in cases involving Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.”

Legal 500, 2016

“6KBW is noted for the impressively high standard of its ‘house style’, with instructing solicitors attesting that its members are uniformly robust, independent and tireless in all their dealings, while at the same time they maintain a relaxed, courteous and friendly manner.”

Chambers and Partners, UK Bar 2015

“Exceptionally strong across the range of criminal proceedings, and offers barristers that are assiduous, knowledgeable and reliable.”

Legal 500, 2015

“A set of conspicuous strength and ability, 6KBW College Hill leads the field in criminal law. It is a premier set for corporate and private clients and those involved in complex, serious and high profile litigation.”

Chambers and Partners Bar Awards, 2014



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We have received a number of awards, as a chambers and as individuals, including (most recently):

  • Chambers and Partners: Crime Set of the Year 2017
  • Chambers and Partners: Crime Junior of the Year 2017
  • Legal 500: Crime Silk of the Year 2015
  • Chambers and Partners: Crime Set of the Year 2014
  • Legal 500: Crime Silk of the Year 2014
  • Chambers and Partners: Crime Junior of the Year 2012
  • Chambers and Partners: Crime Junior of the Year 2011
  • Chambers and Partners: Crime Junior of the Year 2010


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Our members include five Senior and two Junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court. Eight of our members are on the Attorney General’s panel for civil litigation.

We also act as panel counsel to:

  • The Serious Fraud Office
  • The Financial Conduct Authority
  • The Competition and Markets Authority
  • The Department of Business Innovation and Skills
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (including each of its specialist panels)

In recent years our members have undertaken secondments to the Law Commission, others have been appointed to roles such as the Home Secretary’s Independent Review of UK Extradition Arrangements (2011); the St Helena Child Abuse Inquiry (2014); and the DCMS Independent Review of Licence Enforcement (2015).

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