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7 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC), Gavin Geary, London, ENGLAND

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Gavin Geary

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


Barrister specialising in international trade, shipping, carriage of goods, arbitration, and insurance and reinsurance. He also accepts appointment as arbitrator. Recent cases include: The Ocean Victory (2015) EWCA civ 16 (Court of Appeal – total loss: safe port undertaking, effect of bareboat charter on recovery); Thyssen v Marlna Maritime [2005] EWHC 219 (Comm) (resisting application to remit arbitration award on grounds of fraud or public policy; Hollywood 4 and 5 (film finance litigation) 1Lloyd’s Rep IR 905 (CA); Heath Lambert v SCORT [2004] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 495 (placing brokers suing producing brokers for premiums); O’Kane v Jones [2004] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 389 (contribution between co-insurers); Kirlacoulis Lines v CAMAT [2002] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 581 (acting for underwriters seeking rectification of policy); Glencore v Ryan [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 574 (acted for underwriters in a dispute arising from operation of a long-term open cover); Cool Carriers and HSBC [2001] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 22 (jurisdiction dispute in the context of interpleader relief); The Goodpal [2000] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 638 (acted for owners on an appeal from arbitration award, dealing with the duties upon charterers and owners under the employment and agency clause of the NYPE form); Callaghan v Hedges [2000] Lloyd’s Rep; IR 125 (acted for underwriters in a case involving questions of waiver, affirmation, and estoppel in relation to non-disclosure defences); Chapman v Kadirga [1998] Lloyd’s Rep IR 377 (acted for brokers in a case relating to their ability to sue insureds for premiums, and the application of section 53(1) of the Marine Insurance Act).


Qualified 1989.


French (working knowledge).


Oxford University (BA first class).

London Bar


Within: Shipping ‚Äď Leading juniors

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