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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
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Barrister specialising in marine and non-marine insurance (including Lloyd’s matters), reinsurance, banking, shipping, and in all aspects of commercial law. Recent cases include: Imperio v C.E. Health (Com Ct) 1999 Lloyds IR 571 CA (unreported) (leading authority on limitation in relation to breach of fiduciary duty, in the context of reinsurance brokers); Shinhan v Sea Containers (Com Ct) [2000] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 406 (successful claim against Sea Containers for fraud and negligence in relation to the issue of banking documentation); ‘ABT Rasha’ [2000] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 575 CA (successful claim against insurers for balance of general average liability; Kircaldy v Adrian Walker (Com Ct) 1999 Lloyds IR 410 (successful defence of claim against underwriters in respect of sinking of a floating dry dock); North Atlantic v Bishopsgate (Com Ct) [1998] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 459 (accrual of cause of action under variable excess reeinsurance).


Qualified 1984; Queen’s Counsel 2003.


Oxford University (BA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Adam Fenton QC7 King’s Bench WalkHe is very technically astute.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Adam Fenton QC7 King’s Bench WalkAn extremely hard worker who is reliable, straight and clear in his assessment and advice, and prepared to get into the nitty gritty.