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Insurance - London (Bar)
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Gavin Kealey KC
Gavin Kealey KC is a highly regarded advocate and arbitrator who is head of chambers. He exhibits skill in handling international insurance disputes, including high-value arbitrations. Kealey represents insurers and insured parties in a wide range of disputes, including those relating to pharmaceutical, construction and aviation liabilities.

Strengths

"Gavin is an outstanding advocate." "He is very succinct and to the point." "Gavin is incredibly clever and persuasive."

Recent work

Represented two insurers in the FCA test case regarding business interruption policies and COVID-19.


International Arbitration: Arbitrators - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Gavin Kealey KC
Gavin Kealey KC is a prominent arbitrator in the international commercial disputes sphere, best known for his expertise in insurance and reinsurance matters. He builds on many years of experience as counsel, arbitrator and deputy High Court judge. He is regularly appointed as sole arbitrator and as chair in arbitration proceedings. He often sits in London, New York, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

Strengths

"He is incredibly smart, very quick, linguistically skilled and has a way of expressing himself that is so precise."


Aviation - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Gavin Kealey KC
Gavin Kealey KC is a significant figure at the Aviation Bar who applies his immense commercial experience to aviation-related cases, a number of which have an insurance slant to them. Noted for his tremendous intellect, he is also proficient in leasing disputes and heavyweight international arbitrations. Kealey is also recognised for his additional role as a deputy High Court judge.

Strengths

"His intellect is unbelievable."


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Gavin Kealey KC

Strengths

"A flamboyant advocate with a great sense of humour, he's a pleasure to work with."

Recent work

Instructed for two of the insurers in The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) and Others, expedited test case proceedings against eight selected insurers to determine whether certain representative business  interruption wordings respond to COVID-19 related losses.


International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Gavin Kealey KC
Gavin Kealey KC is a celebrated counsel in international arbitration, with the skills to handle multi-jurisdictional insurance disputes. His practice often involves matters of gross negligence and medical malpractice, acting for various insurers across the globe. He has particular prowess in acting before foreign tribunals and in arbitrations subject to Bermuda, Brazilian and New York law. He also sits as an arbitrator.

Strengths

"He is an excellent advocate and very rigorous."


Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)
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Band 4

Gavin Kealey KC
Gavin Kealey KC is the head of chambers and has deep shipping expertise which he puts to use in complex matters. He often receives high-value international instructions and also appears in arbitrations.

Strengths

"Gavin is incredibly smart, linguistically skilled and has a way of expressing himself that is so precise."

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