Jessica Sutherland > Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk
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Barrister specialising in all areas of commercial law including insurance, reinsurance, carriage of goods, international trade, shipping, sale of goods, professional negligence and private international law.


Qualifed 2003 Middle Temple. Tenant since 2004.


Cambridge University, Downing College (2001 MA; 2002 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jessica Sutherland7 King’s Bench WalkProvides swift comprehensive advice. Very much the junior you want to work with if you possibly can.

7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘a market leader in this area and has great strength in depth‘, according to one client. ‘It has experts in commodities plus expertise in insurance and shipping, which strengthens its involvement in commodities disputes‘, says another. Members are skilled in all aspects of the trade of goods, including cargo damage and theft, bill of lading fraud, and breach of obligations under contracts of international sale and purchase. Robert Bright QC has a stellar reputation in the commodities arena and he recently led outstanding junior Sandra Healy in Septo v Tintrad, an $11m dispute concerning the supply of contaminated and off-spec fuel oil. Peter MacDonald Eggers QC, Jessica Sutherland, and the ‘unfailing responsiveClara Benn are among the set’s highly respected practitioners. ‘The clerks are, without exception, outstanding and absolutely committed to providing a first-class service‘.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jessica Sutherland7 King’s Bench WalkMasters the detail rapidly, and provides clear, comprehensive, and pragmatic advice. She is very approachable, avoids jargon, and responds rapidly with authority.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jessica Sutherland 7 King’s Bench WalkI have never come across such a thorough barrister. You know when you walk into trial that she has considered every single angle.