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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

Richard Southern QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, including shipping, international trade, energy, professional negligence, insurance and reinsurance. He has represented several FTSE 100 companies in oil related and other disputes. Recent cases include: OMV Petrom v Glencore International ([2015] EWHC 666 (Flaux J.) – measure of damages for deceit and [2014] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 308 (Blair J.) – abuse of process; Synergy Health UK Ltd v CGU Insurance plc [2011] Lloyd’s Rep IR 500 – professional negligence (insurance broker); Dolphin Tanker v Westport Petroleum [2011] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 550 – oil majors approvals clause; Glencore Energy UK Ltd v Transworld Oil Ltd [2010] 1 CLC 284 – oil trading dispute. Much of his practice is in arbitration, including commercial fraud, contracts of affreightment, and commodities.

Career

Qualified 1987; silk 2006.

Education

Cambridge University (MA).


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Richard Southern QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is incredible on the details in both the facts and the law.

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Energy

Within: Energy

A high-calibre commercial set’, 7 King's Bench Walk fields ‘a well-rounded mix of juniors and silks working at the highest standard’; they ‘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 £30m against Zurich Insurance regarding damage to one of its offshore facilities.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Richard Southern QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAn experienced insurance advocate.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Richard Southern QC - 7 King's Bench WalkVery intelligent and a great lawyer.

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