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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
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Barrister specialising in insurance/reinsurance, commodities, shipping, international investment contracts and international arbitration.


Called 1999, Middle Temple; appointed QC 2011; solicitor, 1988-99; visiting professor UCL. Publications of note: contributing editor ‘Chitty on Contracts’, co-author ‘Good Faith and Insurance Contracts’ (4th edition, forthcoming); author, Deceit: The Lie of the Law (2009); author, The Vitiation of Contractual Consent (2016).


Sydney Grammar School; University of Sydney (1986 LLB); Cambridge (1988 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) 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.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks) 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.

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.

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

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.