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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
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Barrister specialising in all areas of commercial law, including shipping, general commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance, international arbitration, sale of goods and jurisdictional disputes. Notable recent cases include: Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd v Xiang Da Marine Pte Ltd [2019] EWHC 2284 (Comm) (anti-suit injunctions); Natwest Markets v. Stallion 8 Shipping Co. [2018] Lloyd’s Rep. Plus 93 (shipping); The Cultural Foundation v. Beazley Furlonge Ltd [2018] Lloyd’s Rep I.R. Plus 54 (insurance) and PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v. O.W. Bunker Malta (the “Res Cogitans”) [2016] A.C. 1034 (sale of goods).


Solicitor Lovells, London 2001-04; solicitor-advocate (all Higher Courts) 2003; called to the Bar 2005; Middle Temple.




Peterhouse, Cambridge University (MA Hons History); DipLaw; LPC.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Marcus Mander7 King’s Bench WalkHe’s very bright and very responsive, he gives you the confidence that everything is covered.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Marcus Mander7 King’s Bench WalkHis attention to detail is good and he responds promptly to queries.

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Marcus Mander7 King’s Bench WalkVery bright and very responsive, he gives you the confidence that everything is covered.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Marcus Mander7 King’s Bench WalkAttention to detail is good, responds promptly and is easy to work with.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Marcus Mander 7 King’s Bench WalkFiendishly clever and great to work with.

‘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.