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Southern, Richard QC

Richard Southern specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, including shipping and international trade, as well as professional negligence, marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance. 

Richard Southern

As a silk, Richard Southern’s work has included a wide range of litigation and arbitration. 

In 2009–10 he has represented clients in two different mergers and acquisitions trials (one in arbitration, the other in the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal), a claim under a Contract of Affreightment in the Commercial Court, an oil trading dispute in the Commercial Court, an arbitration involving the sale of multiple cargoes of crude oil, a shipping arbitration concerning vetting of oil tankers by Oil Majors, and a claim against an insurance broker in the Commercial Court, as well as several shorter arbitrations and hearings.

Southern is ranked by Chambers UK 2010 as a leading silk in Shipping and Commodities (“an immensely shrewd tactician”) and by Legal Experts 2010 as an expert in both Commercial Litigation and Shipping.

His work is principally advocacy and advisory although he also accepts appointments as an arbitrator and as an independent expert.

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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