Sandra Healy

Sandra Healy
  • Barrister
  • Company: 7 King’s Bench Walk

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 [2021] EWHC 861 (Comm) [2021] 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 [2020] 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:

  • “She is ahead of her call; she’s bright, user-friendly, quick and reliable.”
  • “Sandra Healy is extremely able and really stands out as a great advocate.”
  • “She takes the right points and presents well.”
  • “Extremely bright, talented and commercial; she grasps the nettle and takes out the sting.”

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.

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