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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
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Simon is a barrister specialising in commercial law and all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise in insurance and reinsurance, shipping, energy and natural resources, professional negligence and general commercial disputes. He has been involved in a large number of high profile commercial cases in the Commercial Court, in the appellate courts and in arbitration.  His work is split evenly between cases in the High Court and those involving arbitration, whether English arbitration, international arbitration (under rules such as ICC or LCIA) or “Bermuda Form” arbitration.


Called 1997; Lincoln’s Inn.

Author of chapters on damages and other remedies in Carver on Charterparties (1st ed., 2017)


Fluent French.


British Insurance Law Association; London Shipping Law Centre.


Merchant Taylors’ School; Keble College, Oxford (BA Honours 1st Class – Modern Languages);  Lincoln’s Inn (Hardwicke Entrance Scholar, Full CPE Award, Sunley Scholar).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Simon Kerr7 King’s Bench WalkA highly skilled junior.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Simon Kerr7 King’s Bench WalkAn experienced junior for power generation, gas production and high-value oil and gas matters.