The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7DS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7910 8300
Fax:
Fax 020 7910 8400
DX:
239 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.7kbw.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

In the fields of insurance and reinsurance, the barristers at β€˜stellar’ 7 King's Bench Walk are β€˜in the premier league’ of the Bar. At the top end the set is β€˜as star studded as any’ chambers; no wonder it is described as β€˜one of the pre-eminent shipping and commercial sets’, and is also highly rated for international arbitrations. However, chambers’ real strength, according to solicitors, is β€˜in the uniform brilliance of its juniors’ and being β€˜switched on to the changing nature of client and solicitor relationships’. The β€˜highly effective and personable clerking team’, which is β€˜particularly excellent at managing difficult Chinese wall issues and dealing with the court’s diary’, is run by senior clerks Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden. Leyden is β€˜absolutely superb’ in terms of client/barrister management and β€˜getting you in front of the right judge, at the right time, with the right barrister’; Hyatt meanwhile is β€˜instrumental’ to chambers, as well as being β€˜collaborative’ and β€˜sensitive to clients’ needs’. β€˜Commercially orientated and very practical’, Eddie Johns β€˜is a pleasure to deal with’. First junior Gary Rose is β€˜the standout clerk’; β€˜incredibly friendly, helpful and cheerful’. Joe Clayton has the knack for β€˜remaining informed at all times’. Practice development and marketing director Brian Lee β€˜may not strictly be a clerk any more, but he nonetheless always has a good feel for putting forward the right barrister for a job’. Offices in: London

[back to top]



Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Market overview

7 King's Bench Walk has expertise in work spanning from insurance and commercial dispute resolution through to aviation and shipping. Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden are joint senior clerks, with practice development and marketing director Brian Lee also a key contact for international work.

[back to top]



London Bar

Aviation
Aviation – Leading silks

Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A top-class advocate; his great strength is his fluency, informed by clarity of thought and delivery.’

Ranked: tier 1
Aviation – Leading juniors

Emma Hilliard - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is a very able barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

Elizabeth Lindesay - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A fantastic junior.’

Ranked: tier 4

[back to top]

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

7 King's Bench Walk

7 King's Bench Walk has several barristers well-versed in major ISDA Master Agreement disputes, swaps and derivatives claims, and mis-selling. Recent highlights include PDVSA v Pietro Saudi, and the RBS rights issue litigation.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜His written advice is always decisive, I trust his advice and experience implicitly.’

Ranked: tier 5

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An unbelievably good advocate and I haven’t seen his match.’

Ranked: tier 5

[back to top]

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

7 King's Bench Walk

7 King's Bench Walk is a β€˜stellar set’, praised for its β€˜excellent strength in depth and expertise’ and is β€˜the go-to set for any insurance or commercial dispute’. Clients also praise the β€˜commercially oriented and very practical’ clerk’s room. Among the larger cases, the set had seven members acting on Single Buoy Mooring v Zurich, while PDVSA v PetroSaudi was another major highlight.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜The best advocate I’ve ever seen.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Leaps right into the breach; he tested all prior arguments and improved our case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A heavyweight: cool under pressure and fights very hard for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Deadly on his feet, the judges are all captivated by his oratory.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Edwards QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An outstanding advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A real expert when it comes to complex legal issues.’

Ranked: tier 5

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very strong advocacy skills, attention to detail and a particularly tough cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 5

SiobΓ‘n Healy QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Tremendously hardworking – look up thoroughness in the dictionary and you will find her name.’

Ranked: tier 5

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A very highly regarded silk.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – 2018 silks

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A stickler for detail and personable – a QC for good reason.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jawdat Khurshid QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A very safe pair of hands and great on his feet; thoroughly deserved his promotion to silk.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Quickly masters the detail of a complex brief and identifies the key issues succinctly.’

Ranked: tier 4

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Excellent value for money.’

Ranked: tier 5

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Not afraid of grappling with difficult questions and a calm voice of reason when required.’

Ranked: tier 5
Commercial litigation – Top ten under eight years’ call

Clara Benn - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Ferociously clever and utterly charming – one to watch because she is going to be a star.’

Ranked: tier 1

[back to top]

Commodities
Commodities – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

7 King's Bench Walk

7 King's Bench Walk handles a high volume of both shipping and commodities work, for which experienced silks such as Robert Bright QC and Dominic Kendrick QC, and senior juniors including Charles Priday and Jessica Sutherland, are strongly recommended. They are backed by a β€˜very experienced and able’ clerking team. In Nibulon v AOS Trading, Peter MacDonald Eggers QC acted for the purchaser of a cargo of off-spec Ukrainian wheat for shipment to Egypt.

Commodities – Leading silks

Robert Bright QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜One of the best around, he is a top-notch silk and an awfully good performer who is very easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent advocate and a quality act who, more than anyone, has an eye for strategic considerations.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dominic Kendrick QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent counsel, very bright, knowledgeable and user friendly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Southern QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is incredible on the details in both the facts and the law.’

Ranked: tier 2

SiobΓ‘n Healy QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜She has a strong advocacy skills and pedigree in international trade and commodities disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2

Peter MacDonald Eggers QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very responsive and thorough, he provides clear and well-structured advice and is a very calm presence in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A tough shipping and commodities barrister.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A solid performer and a safe pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 4
Commodities – Leading juniors

Charles Priday - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A highly experienced shipping barrister who is courteous and never panics.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jessica Sutherland - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Thorough, approachable and straightforward.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Sarll - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has forged a practice that has pushed into every aspect of international trade and knows the commodities sector well.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Holroyd - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A shipping and international trade specialist with a strong track record in arbitration.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sandra Healy - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Bright, responsive and easy to deal with, she is good in front of the court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Clara Benn - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A tremendously hardworking junior who is great at building client relationships.’

Ranked: tier 3

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very hardworking; a phenomenally good barrister who is in enormous demand.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

Energy
Energy – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

7 King's Bench Walk

β€˜A high-calibre commercial set’, 7 King's Bench Walk fields β€˜a well-rounded mix of juniors and silks working at the highest standard’; they β€˜often make otherwise tense moments enjoyable’. Shipping, insurance and offshore work are particular areas of strength: Richard Southern QC acted for ST Shipping and Transport in its appeal against an arbitral award arising from the attempted theft of a cargo of Venezuelan crude oil. Elizabeth Lindesay represented Dana Petroleum in bringing claims worth over Β£30m against Zurich Insurance regarding damage to one of its offshore facilities.

Energy – Leading silks

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A quality act; an excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very prompt and skilled, he gets to the main issues quickly, and doesn’t miss the wood for the trees.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 4
Energy – Leading juniors

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Analytical and tactically astute; has invaluable in-depth legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sandra Healy - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Impressive – has a keen eye for detail and an exceptional work ethic, and works seamlessly across cultures and jurisdictions.’

Ranked: tier 4

[back to top]

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A highly knowledgeable commercial silk who is known for his excellent advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A brilliant advocate and cross examiner.’

Ranked: tier 4

[back to top]

Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

7 King's Bench Walk

β€˜Home to a number of high-calibre counsel’ 7 King's Bench Walk remains β€˜the go-to set for insurance and reinsurance work’. Recent standout work includes Single Buoy Mooring Mopustor, the largest marine insurance case in the Commercial Court, led by Jonathan Gaisman QC, and AIG v Woodman with David Edwards QC instructed, as well as acting for both sides in the high-profile Brillante Virtuoso case.

Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Easy to work with and provides excellent analysis.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Edwards QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A go-to QC for reinsurance matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Dominic Kendrick QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Proven track record in large disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An exceptional insurance lawyer, he is very client friendly and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A razor-sharp intellect and true to the demands of the dispute.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has a particular expertise in marine insurance.’

Ranked: tier 2

Peter MacDonald Eggers QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very strong analytically and able to present very effectively to clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent advocate and formidable intellect.’

Ranked: tier 3

SiobΓ‘n Healy QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A sharp intellect and is incredibly easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Wales QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A particular expertise in financial institutions and fraud.’

Ranked: tier 4

Adam Fenton QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Razor-sharp intellect, commercial and tenacious.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Bailey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An undoubted star of the Bar, his days seem to have twice as many hours as those of the rest of us.’

Ranked: tier 4

Julia Dias QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Able to present difficult arguments superbly well.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Good management of the client and solid legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Southern QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An experienced insurance advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very knowledgeable and clearly an expert in this field.’

Ranked: tier 5

Robert Bright QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A very analytical brain and extremely well structured delivery, which goes down well with courts and arbitrators.’

Ranked: tier 5
Insurance and reinsurance – 2018 silks

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Sees the big picture and provides well planned strategic advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jawdat Khurshid QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Reliable and user friendly, with a pragmatic approach.’

Ranked: tier 1
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Good industry knowledge, excellent with clients and good cross-examination technique.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Hardworking and able to find new ways of looking at things.’

Ranked: tier 2

Josephine Higgs - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Intelligent, highly responsive, flexible and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jessica Sutherland - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A range of experience in the insurance sector but a particular knowledge of Bermuda Form.’

Ranked: tier 3

Timothy Kenefick - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very approachable and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Benjamin Parker - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Easy to work with and excellent at drafting.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sushma Ananda - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A very impressive barrister.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Kerr - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Experienced hand at high-value insurance disputes across the board.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Cowey - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Experience in high-value cases, particularly marine insurance.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tim Jenns - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Pragmatic and very good with the details.’

Ranked: tier 4

[back to top]

International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

7 King's Bench Walk

7 King's Bench Walk β€˜has fantastic strength, with senior juniors able to take large roles as necessary’. Many clients also see it as β€˜first choice for insurance disputes’, although it fields a selection of barristers well versed in other areas. Recent highlights include prominent roles on major claims in the technology and energy sectors, as well as several long-running fraud-related matters.

International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Brings with him a charm that motivates the whole team to do its best.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very thoughtful, extremely smart, commercial and gives an honest assessment of the merits.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Edwards QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A leading silk for Bermuda form insurance arbitrations.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dominic Kendrick QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Someone I always check if he’s free.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has a razor-sharp intellect.’

Ranked: tier 2

SiobΓ‘n Healy QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A bold advocate and much respected by arbitration tribunals.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent barrister and advocate, his desire to win is most impressive.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜One to have in your corner for a tough case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent lawyer, particularly skilled in complex technical cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Bright QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A great mind; he is a pleasant balance between being a very sharp advocate and a thoughtful counsel.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very experienced in shipping and insurance arbitrations.’

Ranked: tier 4
International arbitration: counsel – 2018 silks

Jawdat Khurshid QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very user friendly and has a very commercial and practical approach that clients love.’

Ranked: tier 1
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Alexander Macdonald - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has a great attention to detail, sound judgement, and an excellent knowledge of the law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Not frightened of grappling with difficult questions and a calm voice of reason.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜One of the go-to barristers for complex insurance/reinsurance disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2

Benjamin Parker - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Extremely diligent, acute forensic analysis of issues, and user friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Noel Casey - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Did a terrific job, he has an excellent sense of how to win the tribunal’s affection.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sandra Healy - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Definitely one to watch – very clear and precise in her advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sushma Ananda - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Thorough, and with a scientific insight to ascertaining and understanding any technical details.’

Ranked: tier 3

Timothy Kenefick - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Strong on legal analysis and detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

Product liability
Product liability – Leading silks

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

7 King's Bench Walk

7 King's Bench Walk is a β€˜fantastic choice for professional negligence work’. The set is particularly noted for its accountants and auditors negligence expertise, but it is also active across cases involving solicitors and financial services professionals. Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC is active in National House Building Council v PwC, a Β£60m audit negligence claim, and Christopher Butcher QC is instructed in AssetCo v Grant Thornton UK.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Excellent track record.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Deadly on his feet and the judges are captivated by his oratory; his written advice is always decisive, and he is prepared to give commercial guidance on the merits.’

Ranked: tier 2

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A brilliant mind.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Wales QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very intelligent, has the ability to see the wood from the trees, and delivers extremely practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Adam Fenton QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is experienced in high-profile professional negligence cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Bailey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has a good style.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – 2018 silks

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a stickler for detail and is personable.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Josephine Higgs - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is noted for expertise in cases involving financial services professionals.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Ryan - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very personable, extremely bright, and has excellent attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 5

N G Casey - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is particularly experienced in cases involving lawyers’ and brokers’ negligence.’

Ranked: tier 5

Elizabeth Lindesay - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is intelligent, committed, and thoughtful in her approach to all aspects of her work.’

Ranked: tier 6

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is experienced in disputes involving solicitors, insurance brokers, underwriting agents, surveyors and engineering professionals.’

Ranked: tier 6

Sushma Ananda - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Bright and responsive.’

Ranked: tier 6

[back to top]

Set overviews: England and Wales

In the fields of insurance and reinsurance, the barristers at β€˜stellar’ 7 King's Bench Walk are β€˜in the premier league’ of the Bar. At the top end the set is β€˜as star studded as any’ chambers; no wonder it is described as β€˜one of the pre-eminent shipping and commercial sets’, and is also highly rated for international arbitrations. However, chambers’ real strength, according to solicitors, is β€˜in the uniform brilliance of its juniors’ and being β€˜switched on to the changing nature of client and solicitor relationships’. The β€˜highly effective and personable clerking team’, which is β€˜particularly excellent at managing difficult Chinese wall issues and dealing with the court’s diary’, is run by senior clerks Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden. Leyden is β€˜absolutely superb’ in terms of client/barrister management and β€˜getting you in front of the right judge, at the right time, with the right barrister’; Hyatt meanwhile is β€˜instrumental’ to chambers, as well as being β€˜collaborative’ and β€˜sensitive to clients’ needs’. β€˜Commercially orientated and very practical’, Eddie Johns β€˜is a pleasure to deal with’. First junior Gary Rose is β€˜the standout clerk’; β€˜incredibly friendly, helpful and cheerful’. Joe Clayton has the knack for β€˜remaining informed at all times’. Practice development and marketing director Brian Lee β€˜may not strictly be a clerk any more, but he nonetheless always has a good feel for putting forward the right barrister for a job’. Offices in: London

[back to top]

Shipping
Shipping – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

7 King's Bench Walk

7 King's Bench Walk has β€˜great scope and depth’ and is β€˜very strong on shipping’. The Longchamp was a key case in the Supreme Court, which examined general average and the 1974 York-Antwerp Rules. The B Atlantic is also a key case for the set, as are the ongoing Brillante Virtuoso and Atlantik Confidence disputes.

Shipping – Leading silks

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Incredibly experienced and an excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Dominic Kendrick QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very experienced and able.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Fiercely intelligent and a fantastic advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Bright QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is phenomenally intelligent but understands the commercial side of cases as well.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Bailey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He gives pragmatic, well-thought-out advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Hugely knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very able.’

Ranked: tier 4

Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is great on shipping cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Peter Macdonald Eggers QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is extraordinarily bright and develops innovative ways to address issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent barrister.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Southern QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very intelligent and a great lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 4

SiobΓ‘n Healy QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very thorough.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Kenny QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very impressive counsel.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Saloman QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Exceptional counsel.’

Ranked: tier 5
Shipping – Leading juniors

Charles Priday - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very astute and has a huge amount of knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜An excellent junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Benjamin Parker - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has great attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is incredibly bright and really knows his stuff.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Sarll - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is rigorous and persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Turner - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very diligent.’

Ranked: tier 3

Clara Benn - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is very commercial and has good strategic instincts.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gavin Geary - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Extremely able.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jessica Sutherland - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very thorough and approachable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Technically very good.’

Ranked: tier 3

N G Casey - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is fantastic with clients and gives clear and commercial advice in simple terms.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sandra Healy - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is bright and responsive.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Du - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very bright and able.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]



Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

7 King's Bench Walk is well known for insurance work and has a strong track record of involvement in heavyweight arbitrations in the field across Asia-Pacific.

Commercial – Leading silks

Robert Bright QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜Regularly instructed in Singapore arbitrations.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜His work includes insurance arbitrations.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

Market overview

7 King's Bench Walk has expertise in work spanning from insurance and commercial dispute resolution through to aviation and shipping. Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden are joint senior clerks, with practice development and marketing director Brian Lee also a key contact for international work.

[back to top]

Shipping

Stephen Du and Gavin Geary are key contacts at 7 King's Bench Walk. The former is only 2012 call but building a solid practice in Asia, thanks in part to his Mandarin language skills.

Shipping – Leading juniors

Gavin Geary - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜His clients include Asian shipyards.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Du - 7 King's Bench Walk β€˜A Chinese speaker instructed directly by Mainland firms.’

Ranked: tier 2

[back to top]


Further information on 7 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC)

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about 7 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC) in other jurisdictions.

London Bar

Offices in London

Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to