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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
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Tim has a broad commercial practice with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance; commercial fraud; banking and finance, shipping; international trade; energy and natural resources; sale of goods; professional liability and conflict of laws.  Tim accepts instructions as sole counsel or as part of a team.  Time has appeared in the Supreme Court (in the seminal insurance aggregation case, AIG Europe Ltd v Woodman [2017] UKSC 18), the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Dubai International Financial Centre Court, in numerous arbitrations and before a joint disciplinary tribunal regarding the alleged misconduct of auditors, actuaries and accountants in business.


Called 1998 (NZ, barrister and solicitor), 2001 (UK, solicitor), 2009 (UK, barrister); Lincoln’s Inn; judge’s clerk, High Court of New Zealand (1998-99); judges clerk to Chief Justice of New Zealand, Dame Sian Elias (1999-2000); associate, senior associate and solicitor advocate, Clifford Chambers LLP (London) 2000-10; barrister 7 King’s Bench Walk 2010 to date.




University of Auckland, NZ (1998 BA/LLB Hons); University of Oxford (2006 BCL Distinction).



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Tim Jenns7 King’s Bench WalkTim has a refined and mature judgement; he is thorough and hard-working, and he is very intelligent.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Tim Jenns7 King’s Bench WalkUser-friendly and turns advice around quickly and to a high standard.