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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

Jonathan Gaisman QC

Tel:
Work 020 7910 8300
Email:
7 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC)

Position

Barrister and arbitrator specialising in all fields of commercial law, particularly insurance, banking, professional negligence, shipping, oil and gas, and international trade.

Career

Qualified 1979; Inner Temple; QC 1995; current directorships: International Musicians Seminar (Prussia Cove); Streetwise Opera.

Languages

Reasonable French and German.

Education

Eton College; Worcester College, Oxford (1977 MA; 1978 BCL).

Leisure

The arts, travel, country pursuits.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkThe best advocate at the Bar – he has built a strong profile for banking and finance work.

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Commercial litigation

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Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkFirst choice for big-ticket cases requiring a robust advocate.

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Energy

Within: Leading Silks

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA wonderful commercial silk.

Within: Energy

7 King's Bench Walk is highly regarded for shipping, insurance and offshore cases and  is widely regarded as 'one of the most academic sets – the barristers are very good at whatever they do'. One client remarks that it has 'very good practitioners, with much depth in insurance and shipping, who provide real in-depth knowledge'. Another notes that 'the clerks stand out for their responsiveness – they are commercial, sensible and very good to deal with'. Sought after silk David Allen QC acted for an offshore operator in an ICC arbitration concerning failures by a state-owned oil company to honour its obligations for oil extraction services. In Single Buoy Moorings Inc v Zurich Insurance plc and OthersJonathan Gaisman QC acted for the insurers in a claim concerning losses allegedly incurred by SBM Offshore following the evacuation of a mobile storage and production platform under construction in the Norwegian North Sea. In Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Ltd and Septo Trading Inc v Macoil SASandra Healy represented the claimant in disputes concerning the purchase and sale of fuel oil.

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Insurance and reinsurance

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Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA very experienced and effective advocate.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

7 King's Bench Walk is 'the premier set for insurance and reinsurance work'; it 'consistently provides the desired balance of incredibly bright and talented barristers while also being approachable and enjoyable to work alongside'. Single Buoy Moorings v Zurich Insurancewhich concerned damage to the MOPUstor platform in the North Seawas a key highlight for the set where Jonathan Gaisman QC, Dominick Kendrick QC, David Bailey QC, Alistair Schaff QC, and several juniors from chambers, were instructed. Also of note, Peter MacDonald Eggers QC is instructed by Lloyd's Underwriters in Shuffle Along v Lloyd’s Underwriters, a claim under an event cancellation policy which is litigated in New York. In Cultural Foundation v Beazley Furlonge,  a key claim under a professional liability policy relating to two construction projects in the UAE, MacDonald Eggers QC led Marcus Mander on behalf of the excess insurers and James Brocklebank QC acted for the American School of Dubai.

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International arbitration: counsel

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Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkExtremely clever and a brilliant advocate.

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Professional negligence

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Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is highly regarded for complex financial claims.

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Shipping

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Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is very effective and extremely able.

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