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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

David Bailey QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in general commercial law including conflicts of laws, shipping, insurance, reinsurance, professional negligence and international sale of goods. Recent cases include: Bank of Scotland v Enclidian [2008] Lloyds Rep 1R 182 (ATE insurance)’ Pratt v Aigaion [2008] Lloyds Rep 1R Plus 23 (insurance – warranty); Front Comor [2007] UKHL 4 (anti-suit injunction – arbitration – jurisdiction regulation); The Athena [2007] Lloyd’s Rep 280 (arbitration – construction – exclusive jurisdiction); Dornoch v MUA [2006] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 475 (reinsurance – jurisdiction); Newfoundland Explorer [2006] Lloyd’s Rep IR 704 (shipping – marine insurance – warranty); Equitas v Wave [2006] Lloyd’s Rep IR 646 (reinsurance); Goshawk v Bank of Scotland (2005) EWHC 2906; Munich Re v Commonwealth [2005] Lloyds’ Rep IR 99 (reinsurance); Barings v Coopers Lybrand [2003] Lloyd’s Rep IR 566 (professional negligence); Martini Investments v McGuin [2000] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 313 (insurance); The Solon [2000] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 292 (shipping strike clauses); Royal Boskalis Westminster v Mountain [1999] QB 674 (marine insurance sue and labour).

Career

Qualified 1989; silk 2006.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

BA (Oxon) Jurisprudence; LLM (UCLA).

Leisure

Director of English Sinfonia, trustee The Menat Trust.


London Bar

Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

David Bailey QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is very good with clients and is a team player.

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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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

David Bailey QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is a user-friendly silk.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

David Bailey QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is incredibly thorough.

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