Richard Southern QC > Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
7 King's Bench Walk Offices
7 King's Bench Walk
- Go to...
Richard Southern QC
Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, including shipping, international trade, energy, professional negligence, insurance and reinsurance. He has represented several FTSE 100 companies in oil related and other disputes. Recent cases include: OMV Petrom v Glencore International ( EWHC 666 (Flaux J.) – measure of damages for deceit and  2 Lloyd’s Rep 308 (Blair J.) – abuse of process; Synergy Health UK Ltd v CGU Insurance plc  Lloyd’s Rep IR 500 – professional negligence (insurance broker); Dolphin Tanker v Westport Petroleum  1 Lloyd’s Rep 550 – oil majors approvals clause; Glencore Energy UK Ltd v Transworld Oil Ltd  1 CLC 284 – oil trading dispute. Much of his practice is in arbitration, including commercial fraud, contracts of affreightment, and commodities.
Qualified 1987; silk 2006.
Cambridge University (MA).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Southern QC – 7 King’s Bench Walk ‘Very smart and analytical, his judgement is sound, and his grasp of the details have proved invaluable in steering us towards the best decisions. He is also quick and responsive, and very pleasant to work with.’(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1