Jonathan Gaisman QC > Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7DS
England
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Position

Barrister and arbitrator specialising in all fields of commercial law, particularly insurance, banking, professional negligence, shipping, oil and gas, and international trade.

Career

Qualified 1979; Inner Temple; QC 1995; current directorships: International Musicians Seminar (Prussia Cove); Streetwise Opera.

Languages

Reasonable French and German.

Education

Eton College; Worcester College, Oxford (1977 MA; 1978 BCL).

Leisure

The arts, travel, country pursuits.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe has encyclopaedic knowledge.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe is particularly good in handling large and complex matters with multiple angles.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkA widely respected silk who is great on his feet.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkA superb advocate – his trial preparation is second to none.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkSuperb advocate, his trial preparation is second to none.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Gaisman QC – 7 King’s Bench Walk ‘Supremely able and always strikes the right tone with the judge and opponents.

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 QCAlistair 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 courtsGaisman was also involved in the Brillante Virtuoso case – Suez Fortune Investments & another v. Talbot Underwriting & others – alongside Richard Waller QC and Keir Howie.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Gaisman QC7 King’s Bench WalkBright in every respect and a thorough examiner.

‘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.