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Kerr, Simon

Simon Kerr is a barrister specialising in commercial law, with particular expertise in the areas of insurance and reinsurance, shipping and conflict of laws.

Simon Kerr

His practice involves appearance as counsel in litigation in the Commercial Court and appellate Courts in London and in arbitrations, as well as advisory work in Chambers.

Most recently, Kerr acted for the successful claimant in the high-profile reinsurance case Equitas v R&Q [2009] EWHC 2787 (concerning the LMX spiral). At present, he is acting for the insurers in Société Générale v Württembergische Versicherung AG (an insurance claim concerning the alleged misappropriation of gold bullion said to be worth US$487m) and for the insured in Al Habtoor Motors v Dubai National Insurance & Reinsurance Co (an insurance claim for damage to more than 6,000 vehicles that was caused by a freak hail-storm in Dubai).

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Briefings from 7KBW

  • Princess of the Stars: typhoon warranties

    On 21 June 2008, the passenger cargo vessel Princess of the Stars was lost in the Philippines after sailing into Typhoon Frank.

  • The Falkonera (Court of Appeal)

    On 5 June 2014, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of the owners of Falkonera, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) against the judgment of Mr Justice Eder. 

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7 King's Bench Walk
Temple
DX: 239 LDE
London
EC4Y 7DS
UK
http://www.7kbw.co.uk

Silks: 25
Juniors: 27
Head of chambers: Gavin Kealey QC
Joint senior clerks: Bernie Hyatt and Greg Leyden