The Members of Chambers and staff of 7KBW will be working remotely from 6th January 2021.  Chambers’ switchboard (+44 (0)207 910 8300) will be open as usual between 08:00 and 19:00 on Monday to Friday and a duty clerk will be available on +44 (0)7831 394 225 outside of these hours.

Should you have a query about current or new instructions, or would like to arrange delivery of papers, the clerks (collectively) can be contacted by email on, through the switchboard or on their direct line numbers below:

Bernie Hyatt

+44 207 910 8312

Greg Leyden

+44 207 910 8314

Eddie Johns

+44 207 910 8311

Gary Rose

+44 207 910 8313

Joe Clayton

+44 207 910 8378

Sean Hulbert  (Arbitrators’ clerk)

+44 207 910 8379

For more information please call our Clerks on

+44 (0)20 7910 8300

7KBW features in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020

Siobán Healy QC
Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC
Richard Waller QC
Benjamin Parker
Alexander MacDonald
Harry Wright
James Goudkamp

7KBW has two cases listed in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020.


Mamadou Sakho and MS Pop Limited v World Anti-Doping Agency. Richard Waller QC and James Goudkamp are instructed by Morgan Sports Law partner Mike Morgan and senior associate Donna Bartley for the Premier League Defender.

Former Liverpool FC and France footballer Mamadou Sakho has brought a claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), accusing the foundation of negligence and defamation. The case will take place for 10 days in July 2020.


ABN Amro Bank v Various underwriters, Edge Brokers & OtherRebecca Sabben Clare QC and Benjamin Parker, instructed by Margaret Campbell and Laura May-Scott of Reed Smith LLP for the Claimant. Siobán Healy QC and Harry Wright, instructed by Tim Bull of RPC for the Defendant Brokers. Alexander MacDonald, instructed by Ross Risby of DAC Beachcroft for the Third Party.

The underlying dispute has been set in motion by Dutch-based ABN Amro Bank, a commodity trader that previously took out cargo insurance with London-based underwriters. This included cover for loss arising when the bank purchased commodities that it intended to resell but could not do so, thereby suffering loss of the premium. The case will take place for 5 weeks in November 2020.


The full list of the top 20 cases can found here.

Date added: February 16th, 2020