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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

Alexander MacDonald

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

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).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench WalkExcellent legal knowledge and ability to apply it in a practical way.

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Energy

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench WalkTenacious and responsive with excellent legal knowledge and the ability to apply it in a practical way.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is attentive, proactive and dedicated.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander Macdonald - 7 King's Bench WalkEven in a legal market that is extremely competitive, Alex stands out as first rate.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is a top-quality junior.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Juniors

Alexander MacDonald - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is very thorough and is exceptionally bright.

Within: Shipping

7 King's Bench Walk is a 'thoroughbred stable' for shipping work, 'always impresses with its expertise in the sector'. Supreme Court case the B Atlantic, which examined the scope of cover for malicious third parties in marine insurance cover, and the construction of the exclusion of an infringement of customs regulations in the standard war risks form, is a key highlight for Alistair Schaff QC and Alexander MacDonald. Peter MacDonald Eggers QC and Sandra Healy appeared in the Court of Appeal in Aspen v Kairos, a $22m claim relating to the loss of the vessel, the Atlantik Confidence. Richard Southern QC acted in Classic Maritime v Limbungan Makmur Sdn Bhd, a $20m claim for non-performance of a contract of affreightment. Elsewhere, Suez Fortune v Talbot, a marine insurance claim under a war risks policy is a high-profile instruction for Peter MacDonald Eggers QC, Tim Jenns and Richard Waller QC.

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