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Jonathan Gaisman QC
Barrister and arbitrator specialising in all fields of commercial law, particularly insurance, banking, professional negligence, shipping, oil and gas, and international trade.
Qualified 1979; Inner Temple; QC 1995; current directorships: International Musicians Seminar (Prussia Cove); Streetwise Opera.
Reasonable French and German.
Eton College; Worcester College, Oxford (1977 MA; 1978 BCL).
The arts, travel, country pursuits.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘very strong at both leader and junior level‘ and ‘counsel are frequently involved in the biggest commercial cases‘. The ‘high-quality chambers‘ stands out for the ‘quality of its barristers and the co-operative and commonsense attitude of the clerks‘. Numerous members, including Jonathan Gaisman QC, Alistair Schaff QC, and Benjamin Parker, were involved in the $1.2bn Single Buoy Moorings Inc v Zurich Insurance plc and others, the largest maritime claim to hit the commercial courts. Gaisman was also involved in the Brillante Virtuoso case – Suez Fortune Investments & another v. Talbot Underwriting & others – alongside Richard Waller QC and Keir Howie.
‘A very good set with barristers of a very high standard’, 7 King’s Bench Walk is noted for its work on high-profile shipping matters. A particular highlight of the last year for the set was the 52-day Commercial Court case Brillante Virtuoso (Suez Fortune Investments Ltd & Piraeus Bank AE v Talbot Underwriting Ltd & others), featuring Peter MacDonald Eggers QC, Tim Jenns and Richard Sarll against Jonathan Gaisman QC and Richard Waller QC. In other work, litigation related to the Atlantik Confidence involved Robert Bright QC and David Bailey QC, while Siobán Healy QC and Marcus Mander acted in the long-running OW Bunker litigation. Andrew Pearson is a rising star in the set.