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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk


Barrister specialising in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration.

Recent work includes a 3-week UNCITRAL arbitration concerning an off-shore drilling dispute worth in excess of US$2bn, acting on behalf of an EU member state in an ICC arbitration worth €5bn concerned with the construction of naval submarines, a breach of confidence claim on behalf of shareholders of a major bank against two ex-Scotland Yard police officers acting as private investigators (Saab v Dangate Consulting Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 2602 (Comm), [2019] EWHC 1558 (Comm), [2019] P.N.L.R. 29, [2018] EWHC 546 (Comm)), and an expedited Commercial Court trial on behalf of the Fortune 500 oil and gas conglomerate Apache Corporation: Apache Beryl Ltd v Marathon Oil UK LLC [2017] EWHC 2258 (Comm), [2017] EWHC 2462 (Comm), [2017] EWHC 2504 (Comm). Jason has also recently represented a major insurer in arbitration against a FTSE 100 medical device manufacturer in a $50m coverage claim under an excess layer policy containing Bermuda Form wording.


Called 2012 (Middle Temple).

Queen Mother Scholar of the Middle Temple.


B.A. Law (Double First Class), University of Cambridge.

BCL (Distinction), University of Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Jason Robinson7 King’s Bench WalkHardworking, with good attention to detail, he is a good team player who provides forensic analysis of law and facts.

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.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Jason Robinson7 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

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors)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.