Set Profile > 7 King's Bench Walk > London, England

Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7DS
England

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 1

7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘undoubtedly the leading set for insurance disputes‘. Several of the set’s silks and juniors played roles in the leading insurance market test case (The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) & others), brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) against various insurers over pandemic-related losses and business interruption cover, including Jonathan Gaisman QC leading Adam Fenton QC and junior Harry Wright in the representation of Hiscox. In recognition of his longstanding work involving the insurance and reinsurance markets, Michael Holmes QC took silk in the 2021 round.

Rising stars

Daniel Corteville7 King’s Bench WalkA very competent young barrister already punching above his weight, and with a future as a star at the bar.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

David Edwards QC7 King’s Bench WalkAn exceptional insurance barrister, who is organised, smart and a very effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter MacDonald Eggers QC7 King’s Bench WalkIncredible ability to turn things round and never sits on the fence – you always get an answer.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkJonathan was a fabulous leader for our team in what was a torrid and challenging matter. He is intellectually fearless, determined and completely rigorous. He does not leave things to junior members of the team, but is always entirely top of the detail. Approachable and available, even in times of great challenge, it was a real privilege to work with him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Siobán Healy QC7 King’s Bench WalkBright, incredibly hard-working, forensically detailed, and very well-prepared – a very strong advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gavin Kealey QC7 King’s Bench WalkParticularly impressive – plainly knew his submissions back to front, was unflappable in the face of intense scrutiny from the judges, and his charming style of advocacy (in both times of agreement and disagreement) plainly commanded the attention and respect of the court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Dominic Kendrick QC7 King’s Bench WalkAn extremely experienced barrister, who takes a very commercial approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC7 King’s Bench WalkRebecca is very hard-working, gives clear and concise advice, and is always available to discuss matters with clients and solicitors alike. Excellent people skills and she knows what she’s talking about.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alistair Schaff QC7 King’s Bench WalkExtremely bright and extremely pleasant.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Hofmeyr QC7 King’s Bench WalkTakes a very measured, methodical approach to argument and cross-examination, which is very effective.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Bailey QC7 King’s Bench WalkVastly experienced and intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Fenton QC7 King’s Bench WalkExtremely client friendly – he builds an immediate rapport and his experience oozes, so he has a natural yet understated self-confidence that conveys his many years of experience and commands respect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Southern QC7 King’s Bench WalkVery smart and analytical, his judgement is sound, and his grasp of the details have proved invaluable in steering us towards the best decisions. He is also quick and responsive, and very pleasant to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Wales QC7 King’s Bench WalkExtremely clever, always thinks a way around problems, and very collaborative with solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Waller QC7 King’s Bench WalkAs bright as they come, incredibly easy to work with, and with an excellent eye for tactics. Excellent with our mutual clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Brocklebank QC7 King’s Bench WalkHighly intelligent, very hard-working, an astute tactician, and extremely knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Kenny QC7 King’s Bench WalkThe assistance rendered was nothing less than brilliant – you could hardly find a better lawyer in the field of marine insurance.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jawdat Khurshid QC7 King’s Bench WalkExceptionally bright, responsive and wholly unflappable – when difficult issues arise, Jawdat provides sensible advice, fast, in order to resolve them. Despite his undoubtedly busy caseload, Jawdat is always available when needed. Having seen Jawdat perform at trial in our own case, I would not hesitate to use him again.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Michael Holmes QC7 King’s Bench WalkTireless, imaginative and incisive.

Leading Juniors

Alexander MacDonald7 King’s Bench WalkVery thorough, reliable and knowledgeable. I have no hesitation in retaining him on complex reinsurance matters and in relying on the very thorough, well-researched and comprehensive advice that he gives.
Ranked: Tier 1
Josephine Higgs7 King’s Bench WalkUnbelievably dedicated and hard-working, and her teamwork with solicitors and clients is excellent – an accomplished advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Keir Howie7 King’s Bench WalkExtraordinary ability to digest and analyse acres of material (whether factual, technical or legal), and his written product is simply first rate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Timothy Kenefick7 King’s Bench WalkHard-working. thorough and pleasant to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Benjamin Parker7 King’s Bench WalkHe has an excellent and well-earned reputation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sushma Ananda7 King’s Bench WalkA joy to work with – responsive, meticulous attention to detail, and very collaborative.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sandra Healy7 King’s Bench WalkSandra is fantastic to deal with, very collaborative and really enthusiastic about her cases – a real pleasure to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim Jenns7 King’s Bench WalkTim has a refined and mature judgement; he is thorough and hard-working, and he is very intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Elizabeth Lindesay7 King’s Bench WalkIncredibly hard-working and highly intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Ryan7 King’s Bench WalkIncredibly user friendly, turns things around quickly, great written work, and very good to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jessica Sutherland7 King’s Bench WalkExcellent drafting and extremely intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Du7 King’s Bench WalkClear direct and concise delivery of legal advice. A very quick and sharp strategical mind, but also commercially adept – gets straight to the heart of the matter.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jocelin Gale7 King’s Bench WalkCombines legal acumen with a quick grasp of complex technical issues. An added bonus is his background, including a Phd in game theory and first-hand experience in the financial markets, making his understanding of figures second to none – an impressive senior junior.
Ranked: Tier 4
Anna Gotts7 King’s Bench WalkFerociously intelligent, very hard-working, and provides fast and sensible advice when required. The quality of Anna’s written work is outstanding, such that we are always delighted with her work product, and she is unafraid to provide advice on difficult problems.
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Hilliard7 King’s Bench WalkShe is a highly intelligent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Marcus Mander7 King’s Bench WalkBrilliant, thorough, and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah Martin7 King’s Bench WalkAn impressive, intellectual legal mind with excellent attention to detail combined with a breezy and approachable nature. Extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with. A real find.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Sarll7 King’s Bench WalkVery intelligent and knowledgeable, quick to understand the problem, completely conversant with the laws and rules relating to marine insurance contracts and contracts of carriage, and readily available to resolve an issue with sound positive advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harry Wright7 King’s Bench WalkHarry did a grand job dealing with all the gritty issues, including complex research. He was thorough, patient and determined.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

7KBW are undoubtedly the leading set for insurance disputes.

7KBW has become the go-to’ set for any insurance and reinsurance dispute. They have tremendous strength in depth.

I have worked with this set for over 25 years, and it remains a top-class set in insurance and reinsurance.

7KBW is my go-to set for insurance and reinsurance advice. All members are highly skilled and very experienced in insurance matters. They also have very good juniors coming through the ranks.

There are a number of good silks at this set, which I rate very highly for insurance work.

Clerking

I have always found 7KBW to be efficient and responsive to my needs.

Joint senior clerk Bernie Hyatt is particularly adept at finding solutions in double-quick time.

Eddie Johns and Gary Rose are among the best clerks I have seen.

The clerks are excellent – Joe Clayton is our go-to clerk, and he provides an impeccable service.

They are always pragmatic, and seek to find a solution to any tricky logistics or costs issues – provides a better service than any other set I have dealt with.

London Bar > Aviation

Leading Silks

Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench WalkExtremely clever and intellectually fearless. Laser-like focus that keeps the entire legal team and client on track. Fantastic analysis, preparation, and advocacy; and one of the best cross-examiners I have had the privilege of working with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Emma Hilliard - 7 King's Bench WalkEasy to work with and very focused on quality of advice and pleadings. A very good communicator who will fit in with the wider legal team. Emma has a very bright future.
Ranked: Tier 3
Elizabeth Lindesay - 7 King's Bench WalkHighly intelligent and very hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harry Wright - 7 King's Bench WalkCalm and assured, Harry is destined for great things.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 2

7 King's Bench Walk is an 'excellent set' where the 'overwhelming majority of barristers are  of an impressive standard and very helpful and responsive', with the 'quality apparent throughout both silks and juniors'. In addition to the set's core strengths of insurance and shipping, the set's members are regularly sought for major commercial and fraud cases. Several leading silks and juniors were involved in the FCA Business Interruption Test case concerning if policies cover government-mandated closures citing Covid-19, with Gavin Kealey QC, Jonathan Gaisman QC and Josephine Higgs a small selection of those involved for various interested parties. Other notable cases include PDVSA Servicios SA v PetroSaudi Oil Services in which David Allen QC and Michael Ryan are representing PetroSaudi, an attempt to use funds held by Clyde & Co, but argued to be the proceeds of the 1MDB fraud, to satisfy an arbitral award.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkJonathan contributes intellectual rigour, determination, fierce work ethic. flair and willingness to discuss issues with the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA straight-talking and formidable QC, highly effective at cross-examination and oral advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAn outstanding appellate advocate, with a brilliant ability to engage the panel and bring arcane, complex points to life. He is a true team player and leader, and clients invariably trust him wholeheartedly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkIncredibly good in court and a brilliant strategist. He is extremely hard working and great to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sioban Healy QC7 King’s Bench WalkBright, incredibly hardworking, forensically detailed and very-well prepared. She is a very strong advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA very clever barrister and a superb advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Edwards QC - 7 King's Bench WalkDavid is meticulous in preparation, and excellent in written and spoken advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench WalkFirst-class: available, firm and good at expressing views and giving directions, very clear as to divisions of responsibility. She is an excellent drafter and has excellent judgement on technical issues.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench WalkImpressively on top of what factually-heavy cases, and distilling his advice clearly for foreign clients whose first language is not English. He is also tactically astute and a crisp advocate.
Ranked: Tier 6
Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAuthoritative, personable and extremely intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 6

2021 Silks

Michael Holmes QC - 7 King's Bench WalkExceptionally bright, while at the same time remaining very user-friendly and approachable. He is able to absorb large amounts of detailed information very quickly and then provide reliable, clear legal advice.

Leading Juniors

Josephine Higgs - 7 King's Bench WalkShe has brilliant attention to detail. Extremely diligent and very responsive.
Ranked: Tier 4
Keir Howie - 7 King's Bench WalkHugely intelligent and easy to work with. His drafting skills put him ahead of any other junior of similar call.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench WalkHis legal analysis is excellent and very well presented. He cuts to the core of the case with ease.
Ranked: Tier 4
Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench WalkIncredibly smart and considered in everything he does, he is approachable and knowledgeable and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Ryan - 7 King's Bench WalkMichael has aan instinctive knack for getting the right answer with minimal effort, he just gets it. Really practical and commercial, and invariably the first port of contact on the case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Clara Benn - 7 King's Bench WalkVery analytical and bright. She is a pleasure to work with and can always be trusted to deliver excellent client service and advice.
Ranked: Tier 5
Benjamin Parker - 7 King's Bench WalkExtremely clever. He has a superb grasp of case law relating to tort and contract, allied to excellent clarity of expression.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Great strength in depth for insurance and reinsurance and commercial litigation.’

‘7KBW is the highest quality set. Very clever barristers. ‘

‘They have some very clever barristers and are involved in many large commercial cases. I think they have real strength in depth.’

‘In my experience 7KBW contains almost wall-to-wall superbly intelligent lawyers. ‘

‘A top class chambers for complex commercial disputes, and the chambers to bear in insurance and shipping.’

Clerking

‘Gary Rose is extremely helpful and approachable.’

‘The clerks at 7KBW are very responsive, very friendly and good.’

‘I have a lot of time for Greg Leyden and his colleagues. They are friendly and commercial.’

‘Gary Rose is excellent: always helpful and always available.’

‘Ed Johns has been extremely responsive and helpful in terms of updates regarding fees and availability.’

London Bar > Commodities Tier 2

7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘one of the pre-eminent sets for shipping and commodities with very good strength in depth across the board’. Featuring many esteemed commodities silks and a large roster of talented juniors, it is best-known for its work in the areas of law where commodities, shipping and insurance intersect. It frequently handles matters concerning cargo damage, cargo theft, bill of lading fraud, and breach of obligations under contracts of international sale and purchase, often on behalf of the world’s leading commodities trading houses. Robert Bright QC recently handled a $3m claim concerning off-specification fuel oil in Septo v Tintrade. Siobán Healy QC’s caseload included matters relating to cocoa quality, London Metals Exchange rules relating to importation of metals into India, and the alleged deliberate dilution of premium fruit juices. Leading junior Richard Sarll led the defence in Gemcorp v Petrocas, which concerned a contract for sale and purchase of a consignment of fuel oil, to be loaded at a port in Russia.

Leading Silks

Robert Bright QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe is extremely clever, very insightful and identifies the good points with an eloquent and very thoughtful manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Southern QC7 King’s Bench WalkVery smart and analytical, he is also quick and responsive, and very pleasant to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Siobán Healy QC7 King’s Bench WalkA delight to work with, she shows technical brilliance and a real eye for the right strategic moves.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alistair Schaff QC7 King’s Bench WalkIndustrious and helpful, he is extremely bright and is very good at testing arguments put by opponents.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter MacDonald Eggers QC7 King’s Bench WalkA quite remarkable silk who is hugely knowledgeable and immensely able yet manages to retain an affability and approachability.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Kenny QC7 King’s Bench WalkA very likeable and exceptionally able barrister who is clever and inventive, and who plays with a very straight bat.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Allen QC7 King’s Bench WalkA straight-talking and formidable QC, highly effective at cross-examination and oral advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dominic Kendrick QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe spots that extra argument or points no one else has, and he has an understated yet steely approach which is very effective in court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jawdat Khurshid QC7 King’s Bench WalkExceptionally bright, responsive and wholly unflappable, he punches well above his weight against more senior silks.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Sandra Healy7 King’s Bench WalkResponsive, diligent, smart, she is very collaborative and really enthusiastic about her cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Sarll7 King’s Bench WalkVery diligent, thorough and hardworking, he is a mature and strong tactician with excellent client skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jessica Sutherland7 King’s Bench WalkShe is intelligent and offers careful analysis of the contractual terms and the facts.
Ranked: Tier 1
Clara Benn7 King’s Bench WalkExceptionally bright, she is a perfectionist who keeps on thinking and thinking about a knotty point until the answer is reached.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Priday7 King’s Bench WalkIncisive and very persuasive, he has phenomenal attention to detail and expresses himself with real clarity.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sushma Ananda7 King’s Bench WalkShe cuts to the key points very quickly and knows the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s position inside-out.
Ranked: Tier 3
Marcus Mander7 King’s Bench WalkUser-friendly, clever and good tactically, he is also very commercial.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Very strong in shipping, trade and insurance. Top-tier and one of the go-to sets.’

‘One of the pre-eminent sets for shipping and commodities. Very good strength in depth across the board.’

‘They are very active in the industry. Very established and old school but they are adapting to the modern changes. One of the leading sets in this area.’

‘A set of outstanding individuals with great strength in depth and all very personable.’

‘7 KBW offers great strength in depth of commodities expertise with no fewer than 54 barristers including 26 QCs who specialise in this practice area.  Commodities work necessarily overlaps with shipping (all the contracts involved in getting commodities from one part of the world to another, usually on a ship, sometimes on an aeroplane or via a pipeline) and insurance (all possible risks relating to the above and also the risk of non-payment or non-delivery of the goods in question).  7KBW offers unrivalled expertise also in these related areas and so is able to offer advice across the whole range/package of disputes.’

Clerks

‘Bernie Hyatt is fantastic, flexible and approachable.’

‘Always respond urgently to requests for assistance and are prepared to be commercial when required on fees.’

‘Gary Rose is always great to work with and finds you the right person for a specific task. The clerks are all very approachable and always try to find a solution.’

‘7KBW’s clerks are top-notch and they always respond to our emails quickly and helpfully. Joe Clayton is our go-to contact.’

‘The clerks are excellent.  Eddie Johns especially – always prompt and willing to be flexible on fees.’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 2

7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘an extremely strong set with some top-tier individuals at all levels‘. The set is a market-leader for insurance, shipping and commodities disputes, and is also held in extremely high regard for broader commercial arbitrations. Siobán Healy QC enters the top tier of silks on the back of several high profile disputes, including Cockett v OW Bunker, where she pursued a successful enforcement of the award in the Commercial Court. Three members, including David Bailey QC and Marcus Mander were involved in Enka v Chubb, an ICC arbitration that also went to the Supreme Court on issues of the choice of law governing an arbitration agreement. Leading junior silks such as Jawdat Khurshid QC are also highly rated in this area.

Leading Silks

Siobán Healy QC7 King’s Bench WalkTechnical brilliance and a real eye for the right strategic moves. A powerful advocate and well respected by the tribunals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gavin Kealey QC - 7 King's Bench WalkCharismatic and a delight to work with. Exceptionally creative and analytical winning arguments.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA straight-talking and formidable QC, highly effective at cross-examination and oral advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Edwards QC - 7 King's Bench WalkOrganised, smart and a very effective advocate. He is an exceptional insurance barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkThere is probably no one better at presenting a complex case to a sophisticated tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA very clever barrister involved in many large commercial cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAuthoritative, personable and extremely intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Kendrick QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law gained over decades of experience in many important cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkClear and analytical approach and advice. Good in hearings and a strong cross-examiner. Always well-prepared.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Bailey QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA phenomenally hard worker who will devote 100% of his attention to the case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Bright QC - 7 King's Bench WalkExtremely sharp and impressive with good interpersonal skills.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jawdat Khurshid QC - 7 King's Bench WalkExceptionally bright and gives very clear and commercial advice on the most difficult of issues. Calm but very persuasive on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench WalkVery hard worker. Great attention to detail. Very clever. Good at cross-examination of witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Michael Holmes QC - 7 King's Bench WalkReally excellent knowledge of the insurance market. Good team skills. Sound judgment on legal points.

Leading Juniors

Sandra Healy - 7 King's Bench WalkA standout junior.
Ranked: Tier 1
Noel Casey - 7 King's Bench WalkAn absolute star - combines brilliant technical expertise with user-friendliness.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Macdonald - 7 King's Bench WalkPhenomenally hard working and has an incredible ability to assimilate a very large amount of information in a short period of time. His legal analysis is excellent and very well-presented.
Ranked: Tier 2
Marcus Mander - 7 King's Bench WalkIncredibly smart and considered in everything he does, he is approachable and knowledgeable and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sushma Ananda - 7 King's Bench WalkObviously super intelligent, hard working and a genuine pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Parker - 7 King's Bench WalkExtremely clever with a superb grasp of case law relating to tort and contract.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jason Robinson - 7 King's Bench WalkExtremely clever. Gets on top of the material quickly and identifies the issues. Superb written work. Very impressive and forensic cross-examiner
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘7KBW is an extremely strong set for insurance and arbitration work.’

‘Top notch and in a league of it’s own for insurance and international arbitration work.’

‘7KBW has become the ‘go to’ set for any insurance and reinsurance dispute. They have tremendous strength in depth.’

‘7KBW is an excellent set for commercial disputes matters and on the arbitration side boasts a strong bench both of Silks and Juniors.’

‘An extremely strong set with some top-tier individuals at all levels.’

Clerking

‘Excellent. Incredibly responsive and efficient. A pleasure to work with. 

‘I have always found 7KBW to be efficient and responsive to my needs. The head clerk, Bernie Hyatt, is particularly adept at finding solutions in double quick time.’

‘An efficient, friendly and well mannered service.’

‘7 KBW provides a better service than any other set I have dealt with.’

‘Always very pleasant and helpful.’

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 2

The ‘first-class‘ set 7 King’s Bench Walk has ‘a very solid reputation‘ in the professional negligence field.  Claims against auditors and accountants form the cornerstone of the practice, and in a prominent example of the group’s expertise in this area, Jonathan Gaisman QC, James Brocklebank QC, and Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC are appearing for various parties in Carillion v KPMG, an claim against auditors concerning the early 2018 collapse of the construction contractor and facilities outsourcing firm. In another matter, James Goudkamp (‘a fantastic source of knowledge‘) appeared for the successful respondent in Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, an appeal before the Supreme Court concerning the illegality defence in a clinical negligence context but with broader consequences.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkJonathan is a phenomenal advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC7 King’s Bench WalkRebecca is a uniformly excellent silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Fenton QC7 King’s Bench WalkAdam has a first-class intellect. His attention to detail is phenomenal.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Michael Ryan7 King’s Bench WalkMichael is responsive and pinpoints the potential issues in a claim in a clear and concise manner. Easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Goudkamp7 King’s Bench WalkJames is incredibly thoughtful, hard-working and dedicated. He has deep understanding of the law. Responsive and practical.
Ranked: Tier 4
Josephine Higgs7 King’s Bench WalkShe is erudite and outstandingly industrious.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harry Wright7 King’s Bench WalkBright, insightful and commercial. Wise beyond his years. Very impressive in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6
Elizabeth Lindesay7 King’s Bench WalkElizabeth is determined, conscientious, and highly intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

Set

The quality is second to none‘.

Excellent on insurance issues‘.

Clerking

Excellent clerks‘.

Excellent service at all times. Thoughtful, flexible and responsive‘.

Gary Rose is an exceptional clerk – he is incredibly knowledgeable, extremely efficient and always very helpful‘.

Gary Rose is always helpful and responsive‘.

London Bar > Shipping Tier 2

7 King’s Bench Walk is praised by clients for its ‘excellent strength in depth for shipping, insurance and shipbuilding’, with the sets’ silks and juniors engaged in high-profile matters in court and arbitration. Robert Bright QC continues to act at the highest level on matters such as CMA CGM Libra, a Supreme Court case concerning the test for seaworthiness in which he and Richard Sarll represented the International Group of P&I Clubs as interveners. Elsewhere, Stephen Hofmeyr QC was instructed on Argentum Exploration Limited v Silver, a case relating to silver recovered from the wreck of the SS Tilawa. The set is also active on marine insurance cases, including Psara Energy vs Lancashire Insurance, a disputed war risks claim which saw Peter MacDonald Eggers QC leading Marcus Mander and Benjamin Parker, with Hofmeyr QC and Alexander MacDonald on the opposing side. Sushma Ananda also had a strong year, acting in a number of dry shipping disputes.

Rising stars

Andrew Pearson7 King’s Bench WalkVery thorough and gets to the issues fast. Keen to go beyond the routine appointment and offer guidance and advice on the bigger picture of the claim.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Dominic Kendrick QC7 King’s Bench WalkDominic is an outstanding lawyer – he has an unerring ability to identify the correct legal issue and articulate a compelling answer to the problem it raises; his judgment is always reliable.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Bailey QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe has a stiletto-like ability to make killer points against his opponents, without ever upsetting the tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Bright QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe has a comprehensive understanding of charters and contract law, coupled with a clear analytical approach. Excellent at judging how to manage the tribunal/court, remaining calm and focused at all times.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Alistair Schaff QC7 King’s Bench WalkVery knowledgeable, bright and incisive. Almost always our first choice when it comes to insurance coverage issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter MacDonald Eggers QC7 King’s Bench WalkHis written advice is beautifully expressed, his drafting well-crafted and precise. His apparent ease of manner conceals a steely advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Waller QC7 King’s Bench WalkA superb advocate and someone you really want on your team. A top choice for the biggest cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Hofmeyr QC7 King’s Bench WalkAuthoritative, personable, and extremely intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Siobán Healy QC7 King’s Bench WalkCalm under pressure and highly knowledgeable. An engaging advocate with clear presentation skills. Succinct and sticks to the point.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

Michael Holmes QC7 King’s Bench WalkTireless and a joy to work with.

Leading Juniors

Marcus Mander7 King’s Bench WalkGreat attention to detail and responsiveness. Extremely able and very good on the use of the law in a commercial context.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Priday7 King’s Bench WalkHe deserves recognition as one of the leading shipping barristers in the market. Extremely experienced in all areas of shipping and a barrister whose advice you can always rely on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Sarll7 King’s Bench WalkHe manages to combine superb technical knowledge with sound, sensible, practical advice. He responds promptly, works extremely hard and is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Sandra Healy7 King’s Bench WalkCalm under pressure and highly knowledgeable. An engaging advocate with clear presentation skills – succinct and sticks to the point.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Benjamin Parker7 King’s Bench WalkA brilliant junior who has an excellent and well-earned reputation. His written work is absolutely top level and just as good as most silks.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Turner7 King’s Bench WalkReally exceptional, with an ability to get to grips with the issues of any case and provide practical, clear advice which is unparalleled among his peers at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sushma Ananda7 King’s Bench WalkVery thorough and on-point advice which clearly demonstrated an understanding of the relevant business and in-depth knowledge of the applicable legal framework.
Ranked: Tier 3
Clara Benn7 King’s Bench WalkA real superstar: exceedingly bright, hard-working and great fun to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Du7 King’s Bench WalkA rising star. Incredibly quick at distilling complex cases to clear legal principles. Unparalleled drafting skills and particularly effective at presenting oral arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Martin7 King’s Bench WalkIncredibly responsive, commercially minded and legally strong. Sarah’s ability to turn around multiple complex pieces of time-sensitive work never ceases to amaze me.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jason Robinson7 King’s Bench WalkResponsive, direct, and to the point. Jason is also tenacious, which is particularly important in commercial litigation which often takes years and involves a lot being thrown at you.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Tim Jenns7 King’s Bench WalkUser-friendly and turns advice around quickly and to a high standard.
Ranked: Tier 4
Elizabeth Lindesay7 King’s Bench WalkShe offers clients intelligence, dedication and thoroughness.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘7KBW is an excellent set. Over the years I have dealt with many barristers from 7KBW and the overwhelming majority have been of an impressive standard and very helpful and responsive. I have dealt with both silks and juniors from 7KBW and the quality is generally apparent throughout the set.’

‘They are one of the pre-eminent shipping sets because they have very good strength in depth throughout all levels of call.’

‘One of the – if not the – top set for shipping/shipping insurance. Top quality barristers at all levels.’

‘7KBW have a broad spectrum of top-end barristers on shipping cases. Definitiely our go-to set from baby juniors to silks.’

‘Excellent strength in depth for shipping, insurance and shipbuilding. Top class across the board.’

Clerks

‘I have always found the clerks at 7KBW helpful and easy to deal with. In particular, Gary Rose is very responsive, approachable and always willing to assist.’

‘Over the years I have found the clerks at 7KBW to be extremely helpful, friendly and responsive. I have dealt with Gary Rose more than others and consider him to be a clerk of very high quality. I believe we have developed a very good relationship over the years.’

‘Greg Leyden is a pleasure to deal with.

‘The clerks are very helpful and deal with matters in a very practical way. When faced with difficult and pressing problems this is of great assistance. Bernie Hyatt, Greg Leyden, Gary Rose, Eddie Johns and Joe Clayton are all in this category and very approachable.’

‘An excellent set of clerks. Joe Clayton, Gary Rose and Sean Hulbert all responsive and helpful.’

London Bar > Energy Tier 3

7 King's Bench Walk is ‘strong in major commercial disputes’, making it ‘a destination chambers, providing excellent quality barristers across key work areas including shipping, commodities, general commercial litigation and international arbitration’. The set approaches energy cases principally from the perspective of insurance and shipping, which has seen it involved in high-profile matters such as the high-value PetroSaudi v PDVSA energy arbitration, in which Jonathan Gaisman QC, David Allen QC, Simon Kerr, Jason Robinson and Michael Ryan were instructed for PetroSaudi. Alistair Schaff QC is another key member involved in energy matters, bringing his extensive experience in international commercial law to bear on, among others, a case for SBM Offshore involving damage to the legs and topside of a North Sea rig.

Leading Silks

David Allen QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA stellar advocate at the top of his game and able to handle high-value claims.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkJonathan has very strong analytical and strategic skills which he is able to carry over into his advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Hofmeyr QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe takes a very measured, methodical approach to argument and cross-examination which is very effective.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alistair Schaff QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA very clever barrister and superb advocate, who is recommended complex international disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHighly intelligent and very hardworking, he is an astute tactician.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench WalkVery thorough, reliable and knowledgeable, he provides well-researched and comprehensive advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Ryan - 7 King's Bench WalkVery bright and yet also very approachable, Michael is very adept at getting to grips with complex procedural matters.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sandra Healy - 7 King's Bench WalkShe has common sense and is astute and keen to add value beyond the scope of the initial instruction.
Ranked: Tier 4
Simon Kerr - 7 King's Bench WalkA capable junior with experience in a range of matters from power generation to oil and gas matters.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jason Robinson - 7 King's Bench WalkHardworking, with good attention to detail, he is a good team player who provides forensic analysis of law and facts.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘I think they are strong in major commercial disputes.’

‘Excellent. My go-to set for this type of work.’

‘7KBW is a first-class set in my opinion.’

‘I know many members of this set and have found them, almost without exception, to be of the highest calibre.’

‘7KBW is a destination chambers for us, providing excellent quality barristers across our key work areas which include shipping, commodities, general commercial litigation and international arbitration.’

Clerks

‘All the clerks at 7KBW are very helpful. They are generally commercially minded and responsive, always ready to source other barristers if a particular member of chambers is unavailable. We have principally dealt with Eddie Johns and Gary Rose who are both very helpful, but all the clerks are very pleasant to deal with. A special mention is deserved by the outgoing senior clerk, Bernie Hyatt, who has simply been outstanding and a “go to” presence at the set.’

‘They have an excellent clerking team.’

‘Excellent. Extremely helpful and always a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Impressed with Greg Leyden – very approachable and willing to assist.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 3

7 King's Bench Walk is 'a really good set with several top notch practitioners' who are rapidly building a strong presence in the civil fraud space. Silks such as David Allen QC are especially active in this area, as demonstrated by his role on PDVSA Servicios SA v Petrosaudi Oil Services in which he is leading Michael Ryan in the defence of PetroSaudi - a case concerning the enforcement of an arbitration award, where it is alleged that funds earmarked to pay it are proceeds of the 1MDB fraud. Another highlight was the Brilliante Virtuoso case, a shipping insurance claim involving allegations of a fake Somali pirate attack, in which Jonathan Gaisman QC , Richard Waller QC and Keir Howie represented the insurers.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA formidable advocate - a top choice for the biggest, most complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Waller QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHis knowledge of the law and procedure plus fantastic common sense is impressively extensive.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Michael Holmes QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA go-to person on all matters with a tricky jurisdictional angle. Meticulous, careful and thoughtful.

Leading Juniors

Michael Ryan - 7 King's Bench WalkReally practical and commercial, and invariably the first port of contact on the case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Keir Howie - 7 King's Bench WalkOne of the best juniors currently working at the commercial Bar. Fiercely intelligent and an excellent, creative problem solver.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Pearson - 7 King's Bench WalkAlways a safe and skilled pair of hands for a fraud case.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘7KBW has an excellent up and coming civil fraud practice. One of our go-to sets.’

‘Excellent set – highest quality.’

‘7 KBW are a very good set with strength in depth from QCs down to Juniors. They offer excellent email circulars on recent developments in case law and industry updates.’

‘Strength in depth at all levels and very user friendly. They have an excellent range of talented juniors.’

‘They are keen to develop their fraud offering and given that they have some very clever commercial counsel and are increasingly involved in major fraud cases, I think they will achieve success in developing into a leading set in the area.’

Clerking

‘A great team of senior clerks with real strength in depth.’

‘The clerks room at 7KBW are old school – they go out of their way to help solicitors. They also charge sensibly!’

‘Particular praise to Gary Rose, who is amazing at what he does.’

‘Bernie Hyatt – Hugely experienced. Very clear when agreeing brief fees.’

‘The clerks’ room at 7KBW provide an efficient and friendly service. They are extremely professional and adapted well to remote working. I have worked predominantly with Bernie Hyatt and Gary Rose who are both provide an excellent service.’

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 3

7 King’s Bench Walk has several top quality part-time and full-time arbitrators. The former, such as Alistair Schaff QC and Gavin Kealey QC, also hold distinguished reputations as arbitration counsel, which has carried over into their roles sitting on the tribunal. The set also fields several highly-rated full-time arbitrators, several having come from high profile roles on the bench. Former deputy president of the United Kingdom Supreme Court Lord Jonathan Mance is highly sought after, and has recently arbitrated on several high profile ICSID and ICC disputes. In addition to broader commercial and investment treaty claims, the set’s members are especially well versed in arbitrating insurance and shipping disputes.

Testimonials

Set

‘A good specialist set with good strength in depth.’

‘7KBW is one of the best sets of Chambers the London Bar has to offer. It is peopled by top quality barristers. They have maintained a position of excellence for many years.’

 

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Silks

Jonathan Gaisman QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe devours the case. He has incredible court presence and is great at reading the tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Michael Ryan - 7 King's Bench WalkMichael is very adept at getting to grips with complex procedural matters; he is very bright and yet also very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 4

THE CHAMBERS

7 King’s Bench Walk (7KBW) has a pre-eminent reputation for excellence and intellectual rigour in all areas of commercial law. Chambers is at the cutting edge of developments in commercial law. 7KBW is known as one of the friendliest commercial chambers. As advocates, members of 7KBW accept instructions to appear in any court, tribunal or board of enquiry in England and Wales. 7KBW specialises in cases before the Commercial Court and in commercial arbitrations in London. With their commercial expertise, members also appear in other jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar, and before inter-national arbitration tribunals in numerous jurisdictions.  Members undertake advisory work and the creation of written submissions and legal documents for litigation and non-contentious matters. Members regularly sit as arbitrators and/or mediators and also as court-appointed  examiners for the purpose of conducting deposition hearings. Several members have written or contributed to leading legal textbooks, articles in the press and journals, and contributed to academic research.

 

WORK UNDERTAKEN

7KBW’s practice areas are exclusively commercial. Members have a respected expertise in the full breadth of commercial law: 7KBW has maintained an enviable reputation and experience in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance; shipping and transport; professional negligence; international trade and commodities; energy, oil and gas; international arbitration; injunctions and arrests; shipbuilding; banking and financial services; product liability; futures and derivatives; aviation; media and communications; construction; conflicts of law; state immunity; international investment and a growing reputation in civil fraud. Recent high profile cases include Financial Conduct Authority v MS Amlin & Ors, Enka Insaat  v Chubb,  Financial Reporting Council v Autonomy, MV Atlantik Confidence, Simetra Global Assets Ltd v Ikon Finance, Brillante Virtuoso, Libyan Investment Authority v JP Morgan, Equitas Insurance Ltd v Municipal Mutual, OW Bunkers, Ocean Victory, Republic of Djibouti v Boreh, Yukos Finance v Lynch, Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton, Cattles v PwC, Sebry v Companies House, Rathbone Bros v Novae Corp and Excalibur Ventures v Texas Keystone. A large proportion of 7KBW’s practice is of an international flavour and members regularly work with overseas clients and foreign lawyers. In appropriate circumstances members are delighted to accept instructions directly from overseas clients and foreign lawyers.

 

RECRUITMENT

7KBW attracts pupils of only the highest quality, and pursues a policy of only taking tenants of such quality either from those starting their careers in law or from those in mid-career who have elected to change from another part of the profession. The emphasis on quality has meant a steady but selective growth in the overall number of tenants over the past years.

Chambers and Partners has named 7KBW “Chambers of the year” for Insurance (2020,2019,2017,2016,2014,2013,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007 & 2006) and  Shipping (2020,2017 & 2016). Legal 500 has named 7KBW “Chambers of the year” for Shipping (2018 & 2017) and Commercial Litigation (2017).

For further information about 7 King’s Bench Walk and the range of work carried out by its members, please visit the chambers’ website at  www.7kbw.co.uk.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Greg Leyden
Joint Deputy Senior Clerk Eddie Johns
Joint Deputy Senior Clerk Gary Rose
Clerk Joe Clayton
Clerk Declan Gray
Barrister KEALEY QC, Gavin (1977)
Barrister SALOMAN QC, Timothy (1975)
Barrister GAISMAN QC, Jonathan (1979)
Barrister KENDRICK QC, Dominic (1981)
Barrister SCHAFF QC, Alistair (1983)
Barrister HOFMEYR QC, Stephen (1982)
Barrister FENTON QC, Adam (1984)
Barrister KENNY QC, Stephen (1987)
Barrister SOUTHERN QC, Richard (1987)
Barrister BRIGHT QC, Robert (1987)
Barrister BAILEY QC, David (1989)
Barrister EDWARDS QC, David (1989)
Barrister DIAS QC, Julia (1982)
Barrister ALLEN QC, David (1990)
Barrister PHILLIPS QC, SJ (1993)
Barrister HEALY QC, Siobán (1993)
Barrister DRAKE QC, James (1998)
Barrister MacDONALD EGGERS QC, Peter (1999)
Barrister WALES QC, Andrew (1992)
Barrister SABBEN-CLARE QC, Rebecca (1993)
Barrister WALLER QC, Richard (1994)
Barrister KHURSHID QC, Jawdat (1994)
Barrister BROCKLEBANK QC, James (1999)
Barrister HOLMES QC, Michael (1999)
Barrister PRIDAY, Charles (1982)
Barrister GEARY, Gavin (1989)
Barrister KENEFICK, Timothy (1996)
Barrister BIGNALL, John (1996)
Barrister HOLROYD, Charles (1997)
Barrister KERR, Simon (1997)
Barrister PARKER, Benjamin (2000)
Barrister GOTTS, Anna (2001)
Barrister MacDONALD, Alexander (2001)
Barrister HIGGS, Josephine (2000)
Barrister SUTHERLAND, Jessica (2003)
Barrister MANDER, Marcus (2005)
Barrister CASEY, Noel (2005)
Barrister SARLL, Richard (2005)
Barrister HILLIARD, Emma (2006)
Barrister COWEY, Sarah (2006)
Barrister ANANDA, Sushma (2007)
Barrister MARTIN, Sarah (2008)
Barrister HEALY, Sandra (2007)
Barrister TURNER, Adam (2008)
Barrister LINDESAY, Elizabeth (2009)
Barrister JENNS, Tim (2009)
Barrister GALE, Jocelin (2009)
Barrister HOWIE, Keir (2010)
Barrister RYAN, Michael (2011)
Barrister WRIGHT, Harry (2012)
Barrister DU, Stephen (2012)
Barrister ROBINSON, Jason (2012)
Barrister BENN, Clara (2012)
Barrister PEARSON, Andrew (2013)
Barrister GOUDKAMP, James (2014)
Barrister ASPIN, Philip (2014)
Barrister ALLIOTT, Frederick (2015)
Barrister MORLEY, Ralph (2016)
Barrister MOORE, Henry (2016)
Barrister CORTEVILLE, Daniel (2016)
Barrister ASHWELL, Henry (2017)
Barrister GRANT, Douglas (2018)
Barrister JACOBS, Rebecca (2018)
Barrister PAYNE, Charlotte (2019)
Barrister GIBBON, Julia (2019)
Full Time Arbitrator MANCE, Lord Jonathan
Full Time Arbitrator TOMLINSON, Sir Stephen
Full Time Arbitrator COOKE, Sir Jeremy
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