Ralph Morley#3192

Ralph Morley

Ralph joined 7KBW in September 2017 upon successful completion of his pupillage under Charles Holroyd, Benjamin Parker, Michael Holmes and Richard Sarll. As a pupil, he gained experience in all of Chambers' practice areas, including international arbitration, shipping (including Admiralty Court work), insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, sale of goods and general commercial work. In line with that experience, he is building a broad practice in all areas of commercial law. Since joining 7KBW, Ralph's work has included multi-million-dollar international arbitrations regarding offshore engineering and the sale of iron ore, a £39m Commercial Court claim against a major auditor and appearances as sole counsel in the County Court, as well as a range of advisory and drafting work. Ralph has also spent time on secondment to the shipping department of a major City firm of solicitors. While at Cambridge University, Ralph was captain of the Trinity College team which won the 2014 series of the BBC television quiz programme University Challenge.
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AFTAR (2013)—ARIAS Fast Track Rules
AFTAR (2013)—ARIAS Fast Track Rules
Practice notes

This Practice Note is an introduction to the Fast Track Rules of the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance and Arbitration Society of the UK or the ARIAS Fast Track Rules (AFTAR), effective from 3 October 2013 which govern insurance and reinsurance arbitration proceedings. It provides practical guidance on AFTAR including sole arbitrators, documents only proceedings, preliminary meetings, time limits for proceedings, specific costs points, practical points and considerations

Arbitration under the ARIAS (UK) Rules 2014
Arbitration under the ARIAS (UK) Rules 2014
Practice notes

This Practice Note introduces the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance and Arbitration Society of the UK or ARIAS (UK) as an organisation. It sets out the services it offers and the rules it provides for insurance and reinsurance arbitrations. It also provides an introduction to the ARIAS (UK) Rules 2014 for insurance and reinsurance arbitrations, considers the adoption of ARIAS Rules pre and post dispute and general features of ARIAS arbitration.

ARIAS (2014)—appointing arbitrators
ARIAS (2014)—appointing arbitrators
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the procedure, in insurance and reinsurance arbitrations, for appointing arbitrators under the ARIAS (UK) Rules 2014, 3rd edition, including how many arbitrators are to be appointed, and how, what qualifications arbitrators should have, when ARIAS will appoint an arbitrator and how to challenge an arbitrator’s appointments under the 3rd edition of the ARIAS Rules.

ARIAS (2014)—general procedure
ARIAS (2014)—general procedure
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the procedure in insurance and reinsurance arbitrations for the progress of a dispute under the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance and Arbitration Society (ARIAS) (UK) Rules 2014, 3rd edition. It outlines the duty and jurisdiction of the tribunal under the ARIAS Rules (3rd edition) as well as the role of the parties, the confidentiality of proceedings, how communications between the parties should take place, the role of statements of case, considerations regarding evidence, interim meetings, interim measures and multiple arbitrations and consolidation.

ARIAS (2014)—starting an arbitration and responding to a notice of arbitration
ARIAS (2014)—starting an arbitration and responding to a notice of arbitration
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the procedures, in insurance and reinsurance arbitrations, for starting and responding to a notice of arbitration under the rules of the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance and Arbitration Society of the UK (or ARIAS), and in particular ARIAS (UK) Rules 2014, third edition. It outlines how arbitration may be commenced under the ARIAS Rules, what a notice of arbitration must contain and how to respond to a notice of arbitration, and when.

ARIAS (2014)—the award
ARIAS (2014)—the award
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the procedure in insurance and reinsurance arbitrations for the progress of a dispute under the ARIAS Rules 2014, third edition. It outlines the formal requirements of an award under the ARIAS Rules, including the governing law, the tribunal’s power to make monetary, declaratory and partial awards, the award of interest and costs, adjudication on the fees of arbitrators under the ARIAS Rules, correcting errors and omissions in the award and appeals under the ARIAS Rules.

Insurance and reinsurance arbitration—an introduction
Insurance and reinsurance arbitration—an introduction
Practice notes

Arbitrations arising from insurance and reinsurance disputes share many common features with other types of commercial arbitration. This Practice Note provides an introduction to ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings in the insurance context. It also looks at Bermuda Form arbitration proceedings which may arise from ‘Bermuda Form’ policies, a specific type of excess liability insurance policy.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2016

Membership

  • Panel Member, Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Ralph gained practical experience of navigation and seamanship over three years as a member of Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit, in which he held
  • Member, Young International Arbitration Group
  • Member, Admiralty Bar Group

Education

  • 2014-15: Graduate Diploma in Law at City University, London (Distinction)
  • 2011-2014: BA in Classics, Trinity College, Cambridge (double First)
  • 2015-16: Bar Professional Training Course at City University, London (Outstanding, ranked sixth out

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