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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

Stephen Murray Hofmeyr QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in insurance, reinsurance, banking, international trade, shipping, professional malpractice; cases: Manifest Shipping v Uni-Polaris (‘The Star Sea’); Royal Boskalis Westminster v Mountain; Glencore International AG v Bank of China; Brown v KMR; Petrotrade v Smith; Shell UK Ltd v CLM Engineering; Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich v Crosseas Shipping Ltd; Bergen Industries v Dalmore Product; Seashore Marine v Phoenix Assurance; Glencore v Metro Trading; Shell v CLM Engineering; Kiriacoulis Linesssa v Camat; Kastornavigation v Agfmat.

Career

Qualified 1982; Gray’s Inn; practised as an Attorney and Conveyancer with Bisset, Boehmke & McBlain, Cape Town 1984-86; practised as a barrister in current chambers from 1987; took silk 2000; appointed to Securities and Futures Authority Arbitration Panel 2000; Recorder 2005.

Languages

Afrikaans, an understanding of Flemish and Dutch.

Education

Diocesan College, Cape Town (Theron Scholar); University of Cape Town (Abe Bailey Travel Scholar); University College, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar); (1976 BCom; 1978 LLB; 1981 MA Juris); called to the bar by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn 1982; Attorney and Conveyancer of the Supreme Court of South Africa 1984; Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa 1986.

Leisure

Birdwatching, walking, tennis, skiing, water sports; member Vincents.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench WalkVery strong advocacy skills, attention to detail and a particularly tough cross-examiner.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

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

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHas a particular expertise in marine insurance.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAn excellent lawyer, particularly skilled in complex technical cases.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHugely knowledgeable.

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