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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7DS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7910 8300
Fax:
Fax 020 7910 8400
DX:
239 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.7kbw.co.uk

Michael Holmes

Tel:
Work 020 7910 8300
Email:
7 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in insurance/reinsurance, shipping disputes, commercial fraud and general commercial litigation, with a particular interest in jurisdiction disputes and questions arising out of the conflict of laws. Recent cases include Libyan Investment Authority v JP Morgan Markets Limited [2019] EWHC 1452 (Comm) (contesting jurisdiction on limitation grounds), AXA Versicherung AG v Arab Insurance Group [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 216 (Court of Appeal; avoidance of a reinsurance treaty), and Pan Oceanic Chartering v Unipec UK [2017] Lloyd’s Rep Plus 32 (suit by sole agent in a long-term contract of affreightment).

Career

Called 1999; Middle Temple.

Languages

Working knowledge German.

Member

COMBAR, British Insurance Law Association, London Shipping Law Centre, LCLCBA.

Education

Peterhouse, Cambridge (MPhil Medieval History; BA Hons History (Starred 1st), MA); City University (Diploma in Law); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).

Leisure

Rugby, hiking, food.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench WalkVery easy to work with as he fits seamlessly into the team with solicitors, clients and experts.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Juniors

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is clever, articulate, a good team player and has sound commercial judgement.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Juniors

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench WalkHas a great eye for detail and knows insurance and reinsurance inside out.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Juniors

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench WalkExtremely knowledgeable.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Juniors

Michael Holmes - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is clever, articulate, a good team player and has sound commercial judgement.

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