Keir joined 7KBW in October 2011 following completion of pupillage in Chambers, and has since developed a busy and wide-ranging junior practice, covering all of Chambers’ core practice areas.

His work often involves allegations of civil fraud.  A prominent recent instruction was to act for the defendants in Djibouti v. Boreh, a US$150 million claim, in which Keir was junior counsel in the 7KBW team which secured the discharge of a worldwide freezing order, and then represented the defendants at a ten-week trial in the Commercial Court.  The judgment was a comprehensive success for the defendants, dismissing all of the claims: [2016] EWHC 405 (Comm).

Keir also has strong experience of insurance and reinsurance disputes, with significant recent work having encompassed arbitrations involving asbestos liabilities and political risks.  His other instructions are diverse and have included shipping matters (including, in the past year, a claim for sums in excess of US$50 million involving an FPSO), multi-billion dollar oil and gas disputes, and a wide variety of general commercial litigation and arbitration.

If you are interested in instructing Keir, please contact our clerks to discuss the requirements of the case and his availability.