Alexander MacDonald > Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
7 King's Bench Walk
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7DS
England
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Position

Barrister specialising in all areas of commercial law, including insurance and reinsurance, international trade, banking, shipping, private international law, international arbitration, professional negligence and commercial agreements.

Career

Called 2001; tenant since 2002; part time supervisor in contract and European law Trinity College, Cambridge 2000-01 and 2004-05; member of Lincoln’s Inn.

Languages

French, Spanish (basic knowledge).

Education

Robert May’s CS; Pearson College UWC; Trinity College, Cambridge (BA Law); Georgetown University (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Alexander MacDonald7 King’s Bench WalkHe is a delight to work with, and very sensible and mature.

7 King’s Bench Walk stands out for its ‘huge strength in depth at junior and silk levels‘ and ‘deep experience of professional negligence work‘. The ‘excellent‘ set has particular expertise in accountants’ and auditors’ negligence claims, but also handles claims against solicitors, barristers, insurance brokers and financial consultants, among other professionals. Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC and Harry Wright will appear in the Supreme Court in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton, which relates to the scope of auditors’ duties, and, along with Alexander MacDonald, are also representing various parties in ABN AMRO Bank v Various underwriters, Edge Brokers and others, a high-profile insurance and broker negligence claim.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Alexander Macdonald7 King’s Bench WalkExtremely bright, but more importantly, easy to work with and very responsive.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Alexander MacDonald7 King’s Bench WalkExcellent legal expertise balanced with practical acumen.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Alexander MacDonald7 King’s Bench WalkExtremely bright and very responsive, he has excellent legal expertise balanced with practical acumen.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Alexander MacDonald7 King’s Bench WalkExcellent legal expertise balanced with practical acumen.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Alexander MacDonald7 King’s Bench WalkHe is very thorough and is exceptionally bright.