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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
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LONDON
EC4Y 7DS
England
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Position

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 ([2015] EWHC 666 (Flaux J.) – measure of damages for deceit and [2014] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 308 (Blair J.) – abuse of process; Synergy Health UK Ltd v CGU Insurance plc [2011] Lloyd’s Rep IR 500 – professional negligence (insurance broker); Dolphin Tanker v Westport Petroleum [2011] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 550 – oil majors approvals clause; Glencore Energy UK Ltd v Transworld Oil Ltd [2010] 1 CLC 284 – oil trading dispute. Much of his practice is in arbitration, including commercial fraud, contracts of affreightment, and commodities.

Career

Qualified 1987; silk 2006.

Education

Cambridge University (MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Southern QC7 King’s Bench WalkVery 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.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Southern QC7 King’s Bench Walk

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Southern QC7 King’s Bench WalkVery smart and analytical, he is also quick and responsive, and very pleasant to work with.