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Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC

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

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC

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

Position

Commercial law, including professional negligence, shipping, insurance and international arbitration. Current cases include: Cattles v PwC (audit negligence), ICC arbitrations concerning oil exploration rights, Teal v Berkley (reinsurance; preliminary issues were determined by the Supreme Court in 2013) and a number of LCIA and LMAA arbitrations. Reported cases include: ICSOP v Equitas (2013 – reinsurance; conflict of laws); Quadra v Ergo (2012 – cargo insurance claim); Atlasnavios v Navigators (2012 – war risks insurance); Rok Plc v. S Harrison Group (2011 – share sale agreement); Orient Express v Generali (2009 – hurricane Katrina); Curtis v Lockheed Martin (2008 – share sale agreement), Calvert v William Hill Credit Limited (2008 – bookmakers’ duties of care); BBC Worldwide v Bee Load (2008 – recording archive agreement); Hollywood 4 and 5 (2002 – film finance insurance).

Career

Called 1993; Silk 2012.

Member

COMBAR (former executive committee member).

Education

Winchester College; New College, Oxford (MA).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA good advocate and easy to work with.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA fearless advocate with outstanding experience of insurance law.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC - 7 King's Bench WalkVery cool, calm and easy to work with.

Within: Professional negligence

7 King's Bench Walk's experience in professional negligence is 'very impressive' and its barristers are 'very robust and rigorous', according to clients. Members are experienced in complex disputes involving auditors, accountants, solicitors, and financial services professionals. As an example, Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC appeared on behalf of Manchester Building Society in the Court of Appeal case of Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton, a high-profile auditors negligence claim. Elsewhere, James Brocklebank QC successfully struck out a claim against Ernst & Young in Cunningham v Ernst & Young, which alleged conspiracy between EY, Bank of Scotland, and former company directors, resulting in loss to the value of a company.

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