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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk
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Barrister, Deputy High Court Judge, commercial arbitrator and accredited mediator (CIArb).  Specialisms include shipping, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, international trade and conflicts of laws. Selected reported cases include: E&Ors v M [2013]; General Construction Ltd v Chue Wing & Co Ltd [2013] (PC); Dunlop Haywards (DHL) Ltd v Erinaceous [2009] and [2010]; Canelhas v Wooldridge [2005]; Dumford v OAO Atlantrybtlot [2005]; XL v Zenith [2004]; C Inc Plc v L [2001].


Called 1982; Inner Temple; Assistante Associée de langue anglaise à l’Institut de Droit Comparé, Paris 1982-83; tenant at 7KBW 1985 to date; called to Gibraltar Bar 1994; career break 1998-2000; part time legal consultant insurance litigation department of Eversheds 2000-03; returned to private practice 2003. Chairman of BTAS Disciplinary Tribunals 2009-2018; appointed Deputy High Court Judge 2018. Inner Temple Governing Bencher and Chair of Finance Committee.  Current directorships: Trustee of Magpie Dance. Publications of note: Co-author of ‘Carver on Charterparties’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2017).


French (good), Russian (competent). Italian (working knowledge).


FRSA; MCIArb; Combar; LMAA (supporting member); LSLC; LCLCBA; BILA.


The Perse School for Girls; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1981 BA Law 1st).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Julia Dias QC7 King’s Bench Walk