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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 Allen QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in all aspects of commercial law, including insurance, reinsurance, sale of goods, carriage of goods, banking, energy; professional negligence. Sample cases: Jones v Congregational and General Insurance [2003] (insurance fraud, construction Access to Justice Act 1999); Nippon Yusen Kubishiki Kaisha v Golden Strait Corporation [2003] (charterparty construction); Neo Investments v Cargil [2001] (practice); John v Wyeth v Cigna [2001] (New York law insurance); Glencore v Metro Trading [1999] (jurisdiction); Skandra v Thames Water [1999] (statutory tort); Yukong v Rendsburg [1998] (piercing the corporate veil); Hewett & Co v Sinclair Roche & Temperley [1997] (solicitors’ undertaking).

Career

Qualified 1990; publications: ‘Company Law and the Human Rights Act 1998’ (Butterworths 2000).

Member

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Education

BSc; LLB; LLM; FRICS; MCIArb.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAn extraordinarily excellent advocate and devotes himself 110% to any case he is on.

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Commodities

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David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkStrong in both shipping and commodities.

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Energy

Within: Leading Silks

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAn impressive advocate with excellent technical knowledge.

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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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHas a confident and assertive manner.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkDirect, to the point advice, a robust advocate, and a down-to-earth and friendly QC.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAn extraordinarily excellent advocate.

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