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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
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Web:
www.7kbw.co.uk

Richard Waller 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 insurance and reinsurance, shipping, civil fraud, sale of goods, international trade, international arbitration, professional negligence, banking and finance and energy. Commercial Court cases include: Orb ARL v Ruhan [2015] EWHC 262 (civil fraud, breach of trust); The Kriti Filoxenia [2015] (shipping, arbitration appeal, time charter cancellation); Excalibur v Texas Keystone [2015] EWHC 566 (section 51 application against litigation funders); Boreh v Djibouti [2015] EWHC 769 (civil fraud, freezing injunction, set aside); Lincoln Adventures LLC v Lloyds Market Association [2014] (insurance, US proceedings, letters of request); Excalibur v Texas Keystone [2013] EWHC 2767 ($1.6 billion oil exploration/energy dispute involving banking and finance issues); The Crudesky [2012] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 503 (shipping, Government detention of a tanker in Nigeria); Jones v Environcom [2010] Lloyd's Rep IR 190 (insurance, business interruption, security for costs); ACE Capital v CMS Energy [2009] 1 Lloyd's Rep IR 414 (political risk insurance, anti-suit injunction).

Career

Qualified 1994; Silk 2012.

Education

Cambridge University (MA).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkExcellent for commercial and insurance matters.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAn excellent advocate with very good court and client management skills.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is fantastic on complex disputes.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA very well-regarded arbitration counsel.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is very able and is an excellent advocate.

Within: Shipping

7 King's Bench Walk is a 'thoroughbred stable' for shipping work, 'always impresses with its expertise in the sector'. Supreme Court case the B Atlantic, which examined the scope of cover for malicious third parties in marine insurance cover, and the construction of the exclusion of an infringement of customs regulations in the standard war risks form, is a key highlight for Alistair Schaff QC and Alexander MacDonald. Peter MacDonald Eggers QC and Sandra Healy appeared in the Court of Appeal in Aspen v Kairos, a $22m claim relating to the loss of the vessel, the Atlantik Confidence. Richard Southern QC acted in Classic Maritime v Limbungan Makmur Sdn Bhd, a $20m claim for non-performance of a contract of affreightment. Elsewhere, Suez Fortune v Talbot, a marine insurance claim under a war risks policy is a high-profile instruction for Peter MacDonald Eggers QC, Tim Jenns and Richard Waller QC.

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