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Richard Waller QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 5 departments

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UK Bar
Insurance - London (Bar)

Band 2

Richard Waller QC
Richard Waller QC specialises in political risk cases but also handles a wider range of international insurance and reinsurance work, particularly disputes with a large element of fraud. Other recent instructions have included business interruption and property damage claims. Waller is particularly knowledgeable in insurance disputes relating to the financial sector and shipping.
Strengths: "Richard is excellent, always on top of the detail and very good with clients." "He is a thorough advocate."
Recent work: Acted for ProSight in a case relating to a dispute over funds at Lloyds. ProSight sought summary judgment on its claim for the return of its funds at Lloyd's having sold its interest in the relevant Lloyd’s syndicate.
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

Band 4

Richard Waller QC
Richard Waller QC is a leading silk with a broad commercial practice that also covers energy, insurance and shipping. He is adept at handling high-value, multiparty civil fraud litigation involving jurisdictional issues. He stands out for his skill in insurance-related fraud.
Strengths: "Richard is excellent to work with, very responsive and provides clear, concise advice. His advocacy is also exceptional."
Recent work: Acted for the claimants in an USD80 million fraud case arising out of the purchase of vessels for scrap, relating to a misappropriation claim.
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International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)

Band 3

Richard Waller QC
Richard Waller QC specialises in insurance and reinsurance-related arbitrations, accepting a steady stream of instructions from insurers in high-value disputes including trade credit and political risk policy matters. He is particularly adept acting in arbitrations under LCIA rules.
Strengths: "He's very thorough and an excellent advocate." "He's brilliant in terms of being engaged and forthcoming in a collaborative way. He thinks of the strategy, making sure it is considered and thoughtful."
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Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)

Band 2

Richard Waller QC
Richard Waller QC is a highly regarded practitioner with experience in a range of shipping disputes. He acts in both litigation and arbitrations under LMAA rules, and easily turns his hand to charter party disputes and fraud cases.
Strengths: "Richard is a class performer." "He is incredibly user-friendly, very practical and has great commercial acumen."
Recent work: Successfully represented the claimants, Yieldstreet Investment, in an USD80 million commercial fraud case arising from the purchase of vessels for scrap.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 3

Richard Waller QC
Strengths: "Richard is very user-friendly, extremely analytical and incredibly effective in court."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the claimants in YS GM Marfin II and Others v Muhammad Ali Lakhani and Others, an USD80 million commercial fraud case arising out of the purchase of vessels for scrap.
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