Sandra has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on insurance, shipping, commodities and energy.
Sandra regularly appears in Court and in International Arbitration proceedings. She has experience acting as sole advocate and with leading counsel. Recent work includes successfully obtaining an interim anti-suit injunction for excess reinsurances in Axis Corporate Capital UK II Limited and Others v Absa Group Limited and Others  EWHC 861 (Comm)  EWHC 225 (Comm), appearing in the Supreme Court in a jurisdiction dispute between hull & machinery insurers and the mortgagee bank in Aspen Underwriting Ltd and others v Credit Europe Bank NV  UKSC 11, and a dispute under a directors & officers policy of insurance raising a number of issues relating to breach of warranty and notification. In addition to these cases, Sandra undertakes a regular diet of shipping and international trade disputes with recent cases involving fuel oil quality issues.
Many of Sandra’s cases involve jurisdiction issues and applications for interim relief. She particularly enjoys working on these cases and has been instructed to appear in a number of jurisdiction challenge, anti-suit injunction and freezing injunction hearings.
Sandra is recommended in multiple fields in Chambers and Partners (Shipping & Commodities, Energy & Natural Resources) and Legal 500 (Commodities, Energy, Insurance, International Arbitration and Shipping) where recent comments include:
Sandra was nominated for Shipping Junior of the Year in the 2020 Chambers UK Bar Awards and International Arbitration Junior of the Year in the 2020 Legal 500 Awards.
Sandra appears in court on a regular basis both conducting trials and handling interlocutory matters in a wide variety of general commercial disputes. Cases of interest include:
Sandra has represented commodities traders from a number of different jurisdictions including the UK, US and Switzerland in cases involving a variety of commodities including oil, coal, mineral ore and grain. Recent work includes:
In recent years Sandra has undertaken a significant amount of energy work. She has experience of both onshore and offshore projects and is quickly able to grasp the political, technical and economic factors that can underpin disputes in this sector. Recent work includes:
Sandra has experience of both marine and non-marine risks. Having spent time working in-house at a leading professional indemnity insurer and at an international group P&I Club she also has a good understanding of the needs and expectations of clients. Recent work includes:
Non-marine insurance and reinsurance
Marine insurance and reinsurance
Sandra has experience of advocacy in a variety of forms of arbitration including ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC as well as ad hoc arbitration. Sandra has appeared in arbitration as sole advocate and as part of large legal teams. Sandra is a Supporting Member of the LMAA. Recent work includes:
Many of Sandra’s cases raise jurisdiction and conflict of laws issues. She has appeared as sole counsel and has been led in a wide variety of interlocutory matters. Recent work includes:
Sandra has been instructed to act in a wide variety of shipping disputes including carriage of goods by sea, shipbuilding, shipsale, ship repair and admiralty disputes. Recent work includes:
Sandra is recommended in multiple fields in Chambers and Partners (Shipping & Commodities, Energy & Natural Resources) and Legal 500 (Commodities, Energy, Insurance, International Arbitration and Shipping) where comments include:
Peter MacDonald Eggers QC and Sandra Healy successfully obtain interim anti-suit injunction for excess reinsurances
7KBW nominated for 9 awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020
The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 nominations
BOS v Union Transport
Arbuthnot Latham & Co Limited v (1) M3 Marine Limited (2) Alan Lubin