7 King's Bench Walk

Richard Waller QC

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Strengths

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 arising out of natural disasters. Waller is particularly knowledgeable in insurance disputes relating to the financial sector and shipping.
"Extremely clever and very good on his feet. A real pleasure to work with." "An excellent advocate who is responsive and user-friendly."
Recent work: Acted for war risk insurers in Suez Fortune and Piraeus Bank v Talbot Underwriting and others, a marine insurance claim for about USD100 million.

Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
Band 4
Strengths

Richard Waller QC (7 King's Bench Walk)
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.
"Very persuasive in court." "Brilliant on his feet."
Recent work: Acted in Suez Fortune and Piraeus Bank v Talbot Underwriting and others, a marine insurance claim for about USD100 million arising out of a piracy attack on a vessel, which the insurers allege was staged.

Strengths

Richard Waller QC
Has a practice that covers a spectrum of disputes concerning insurance and reinsurance and shipping issues under the rules of various governing bodies including the LCIA, the LMAA and ARIAS. He regularly represents reinsurers in multimillion-dollar arbitrations.
"Very clever and a calm but strong advocate."

Strengths

Richard Waller QC
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, piracy cases and port nominations.
"Incredibly impressive."
Recent work: Acted for war risk insurers in a USD100 million marine insurance claim arising out of a piracy attack on the 'Brillante Virtuoso' oil tanker, which the insurers allege was staged.

Strengths

Richard Waller QC
"A very confident and persuasive young silk."
Recent work: Acted for war risk insurers in claiming that a piracy attack on the 'Brillante Virtuoso', for which Suez Fortune and Piraeus Bank sought USD100 million, was staged to commit major insurance fraud.