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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk
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Barrister specialising in commercial law predominantly insurance and reinsurance, shipping, banking and conflicts of laws; recent cases: Marc Rich v Bishop Rock The ‘Nicholas H’ 1996; New Hampshire v MGN 1997; Glencore v Portman 1996; Ancap v Ridgley 1996; The ‘Bergen’ 1997; The ‘Lendoudis Evangelos II’ 1997; The Sanwa Bank Limited v Banque Bruxelles Lambert SA 1997; Source v TUV, 1997; HMH v CECAR 2000; The Winter 2000; Deutsche Ruck v Zion 2001; Deutsche Ruck v La Fondiaria 2001; HIH v the Chase Manhattan Bank 2003; Toomey v Vitalicio [2005]; Centre Re v Freakley [2005]; Absalom v TCRU [2005]; CGU v Astrazeneca [2005]; Law Society v Shah [2009]; Astrazeneca v Ace Bermuda [2013).


Qualified 1989, Lincoln’s Inn; silk 2006.


British Insurance Law Association; COMBAR; LCIA; IBA.


King’s School, Chester; Peterhouse, Cambridge (MA Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

David Edwards QC7 King’s Bench WalkDavid is meticulous in preparation, and excellent in written and spoken advocacy.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

David Edwards QC7 King’s Bench WalkOrganised, smart and a very effective advocate. He is an exceptional insurance barrister.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

David Edwards QC7 King’s Bench WalkAn exceptional insurance barrister, who is organised, smart and a very effective advocate.