Healy, Siobán QC
Siobán Healy practises commercial law including insurance and reinsurance, international carriage of goods and commodities, shipping, professional negligence, conflict of laws and jurisdiction disputes, arbitration and banking.
She acted for the lead claimants in the litigation arising out of the Buncefield explosion and for the appellant reinsurers in Wasa v Lexington, one of the last ever judgments to be given by the House of Lords.
Healy is retained in several unrelated commercial court actions involving allegations of professional negligence by insurance brokers and solicitors. She acted for insurers in the long-running Metro litigation. She has also been involved in the film finance insurance litigation.
In recent years, Healy has been instructed in a number of insurance disputes relating to political risks and trade credit insurance, directors’ and officers’ liability, mis-selling of financial products, construction risks, the Lloyd’s market, alleged brokers’ negligence and commodity and shipping and arbitration appeals.
She is frequently involved as an advocate in insurance, reinsurance, maritime and sale of goods arbitrations and mediations, and in advisory work in relation to commodity arbitrations where legal representation at hearings is not ordinarily permitted. During the last year her shipping and commodities practice has included disputes under charterparties and bills of lading, shipbuilding and ship sale contracts, sale of goods contracts and related financial transactions.
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