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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC
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Barrister specialising in general commercial law, including insurance and reinsurance, shipping, civil fraud, sale of goods, international trade, international arbitration, professional negligence, banking and finance and energy. Commercial Court cases include: Orb ARL v Ruhan [2015] EWHC 262 (civil fraud, breach of trust); The Kriti Filoxenia [2015] (shipping, arbitration appeal, time charter cancellation); Excalibur v Texas Keystone [2015] EWHC 566 (section 51 application against litigation funders); Boreh v Djibouti [2015] EWHC 769 (civil fraud, freezing injunction, set aside); Lincoln Adventures LLC v Lloyds Market Association [2014] (insurance, US proceedings, letters of request); Excalibur v Texas Keystone [2013] EWHC 2767 ($1.6 billion oil exploration/energy dispute involving banking and finance issues); The Crudesky [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 503 (shipping, Government detention of a tanker in Nigeria); Jones v Environcom [2010] Lloyd’s Rep IR 190 (insurance, business interruption, security for costs); ACE Capital v CMS Energy [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep IR 414 (political risk insurance, anti-suit injunction).


Qualified 1994; Silk 2012.


Cambridge University (MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Waller QC7 King’s Bench WalkIncredibly good in court and a brilliant strategist. He is extremely hard working and great to work with.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Waller QC7 King’s Bench WalkHis knowledge of the law and procedure plus fantastic common sense is impressively extensive.

7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘a really good set with several top notch practitioners‘ who are rapidly building a strong presence in the civil fraud space. Silks such as David Allen QC are especially active in this area, as demonstrated by his role on PDVSA Servicios SA v Petrosaudi Oil Services in which he is leading Michael Ryan in the defence of PetroSaudi – a case concerning the enforcement of an arbitration award, where it is alleged that funds earmarked to pay it are proceeds of the 1MDB fraud. Another highlight was the Brilliante Virtuoso case, a shipping insurance claim involving allegations of a fake Somali pirate attack, in which Jonathan Gaisman QC , Richard Waller QC and Keir Howie represented the insurers.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Waller QC7 King’s Bench WalkClear and analytical approach and advice. Good in hearings and a strong cross-examiner. Always well-prepared.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Waller QC7 King’s Bench WalkAs bright as they come, incredibly easy to work with, and with an excellent eye for tactics. Excellent with our mutual clients.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Waller QC7 King’s Bench WalkA superb advocate and someone you really want on your team. A top choice for the biggest cases.