Sandra Healy > Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk
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Sandra has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on shipping, international trade, energy, insurance and international arbitration. Sandra regularly appears as an advocate in the Commercial Court, the chancery division of the High Court and in arbitration. Sandra has experience acting as sole advocate, with leading counsel and as part of larger legal teams. Recent work in the energy sector includes a high-value gas field dispute with issues relating to upstream matters such as field evaluation and downstream matters such as market economics and forecasting. Recent shipping and trade work includes a wide range of charterparty and sale of goods disputes arising against the backdrop of recent market fluctuations. Many of Sandra’s cases involve jurisdiction issues and interim relief. She particularly enjoys working on these cases and has been instructed to appear in a number of jurisdiction challenge, anti-suit injunction and freezing injunction hearings.


Qualified 2007; Middle Temple. Tenant at Stone Chambers. Tenant at 7 King’s Bench Walk 2013 to date.


COMBAR; KCKCBA; LMAA (supporting member); Middle Temple.


Cambridge University, Downing College (BA Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Sandra Healy7 King’s Bench WalkHer robust views are much appreciated, as are her high-quality analytical skills.

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 > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Sandra Healy7 King’s Bench WalkIncisive, responsive, highly effective and a true force to be reckoned with.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sandra Healy7 King’s Bench WalkWritten work was excellent and she was very impressive during the course of an arbitration, with a keen eye for detail.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Sandra Healy7 King’s Bench WalkShe is incisive, responsive, highly effective and a true force to be reckoned with, and she has a keen eye for detail.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Sandra Healy 7 King’s Bench WalkShe provides high quality analytical skills, and well written and reasoned pleadings and advice.