Carter Perry Bailey LLP

Based in the heart of the London insurance and reinsurance marketplace, Carter Perry Bailey was formed in May 2009.   Its Partners, each with many years experience of insurance and reinsurance business at major City law firms, recognised that their clients’ interests and specific needs would be best served by a niche, specialist practice.   The firm’s expertise, experience and flexibility enables it to implement its simple philosophy – to provide a personal service, working as part of its clients’ team to achieve the clients’ business goals speedily and cost effectively.

Carter Perry Bailey provides a full range of services to the London and international insurance and reinsurance markets, including:

  • Insurance claims and coverage
  • Reinsurance claims and coverage
  • Professional liability and D&O claims and coverage
  • Litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Insurance policy and reinsurance contract drafting and advice
  • Agency and broking agreements drafting and advice
  • Regulatory advice
  • Run-off and finality, including schemes of arrangement
  • Transactional work and transfers of business

Carter Perry Bailey’s lawyers are accustomed to acting in international matters, whether it be international arbitration, multi-jurisdictional litigation or cross-border transactions.   Reinsurance has always been an international business but just as companies, business and commerce are becoming increasingly global, so we have also seen increasing globalisation of original risk.   Carter Perry Bailey’s lawyers are used to working with international clients and overseas lawyers on international issues.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Directors & Officers
  • Professional & Financial Risks
  • Run-off
  • Broking & Agency
  • Cyber & Data Protection
  • Employment
  • Fine Art
  • Trust & Fiduciary Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation & ADR
  • Commercial, Transactional & Regulatory

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Publications - Carter Perry Bailey

  • It’s War – But not as we know it?

    As warfare has evolved, has the insurance industry provided an adequate response? At any point in time there will be war and hostilities taking place somewhere in the world.  War- related risks are typically excluded from insurance policies and,...

    May 10, 2022
  • Use of Smart Contracts

    Background Awareness of distributed ledger technology (“DTL”) (also sometimes referred to as block chain technology) has increased in recent times, even if its purpose is not (yet) fully understood.  DTL is the technology which underpins numerou...

    April 21, 2022
  • Insuralex international webinar: Future fit insurance solutions for disaster events – where do you currently stand?

    Please join Insuralex for a discussion on global insurance industry developments following the pandemic with a focus on disaster-related insurance cover.   Our team of experts from South Africa, London and New York ...

    April 20, 2022
  • See you in Court!

    Overseas witnesses should anticipate attending English Court hearings in person as pandemic subsides. Two recent English High Court decisions provide guidance on the minimum requirements to obtain the Court’s permission for overseas witnesses to prov...

    March 21, 2022
  • Insuralex Report: Class Action systems in Europe

    At the moment, there is quite a diverse legal landscape of different kinds of “class action” in Europe. While some countries do not provide a ‘class action system’ at all, other jurisdictions have already implemented at least something similar to a c...

    February 3, 2022
  • Reinsurance Round-Up 2021

    Reinsurance Round-Up 2021 The all-pervading topic of conversation, worldwide, over the last year has been Covid-19. Much has been written about insurance coverage and there has been litigation in many countries. The FCA Test Case in London has receiv...

    January 17, 2022
  • Foreign accident claims – has the Supreme Court opened the door to floods of claims?

    Foreign accident claims – has the Supreme Court opened the door to floods of claims? The Supreme Court handed down judgment in FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie [2021] UKSC 45, clarifying the Courts are now more likely to accept claims from Englis...

    December 15, 2021
  • Proposing for insurance – a question open to interpretation?

    A reminder of when insurers can(not) exercise their entitlement to avoid The High Court has, in its judgment in Ristorante Ltd t/a Bar Massimo v Zurich Insurance plc [2021] EWHC 2538, restated the principles relating to interpretation of questions in...

    November 26, 2021
  • A new scope/purpose of duty test in professional negligence cases

    A summary of the Supreme Court judgment in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP   On 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment in the case of Manchester Building Society (MBS) v Grant Thornton UK LLP [20...

    October 6, 2021
  • Legal obligations when Holidaymaker attacked by Hotel Employee

    Holidaymaker succeeds in appeal to Supreme Court for compensation against her UK package travel organiser following ‘broad view’ approach that hotel employee’s guiding actions were ancillary services and not within the exemptions under applicable Pac...

    August 31, 2021
  • Don’t count on cover if diamonds aren’t forever…

    Remedies for misrepresentation – Jones v Zurich Insurance Plc The loss of a diamond, with a value of £15,000, from a ring is not the sort of thing that one normally forgets in a hurry. However, a policyholder’s failure to disclose details of th...

    August 16, 2021
  • For the Heart of Everything Football !!

    Helen Tilley and Robert Harrison of our Exclusive Member in UK, CPB, discuss recent research on cardiac risks associated with playing football. Following a recent 10 year study of UK footballers, the risk of fatal sudden cardiac events was three time...

    July 22, 2021
  • Does a broker owe a ‘duty to nanny’?

    A summary of the case of ABN Amro Bank N.V. v Royal & Sun Alliance plc and 13 Underwriters and Edge Brokers (London) Limited. With the nature and extent of the fall-out for insurance brokers from the FCA test case yet to fully emerge (though anec...

    June 2, 2021
  • Insurtech in Claims: Faster, better, cheaper

    Insuralex´s Exclusive member in UK (Carter, Perry Bailey) and Insuralex´s Sponsor (Lowers Forensics International) provide a summary of key developments related to Insurtech and Insurance Claims. THOUGH INSURERS, BROKERS, MANAGING AGENTS, and all oth...

    May 6, 2021
  • COVID-19 – ONE YEAR ON: Insurance implications

    We reflect on the past year – and look at what is next for event cancellation, travel and life/protection insurers On 23 March 2021, the UK marked the anniversary of the announcement of its first coronavirus lockdown. On the same day, there was a gli...

    April 13, 2021
  • R (Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire

    Supreme Court confirms that Coroners’ Inquests shall apply the lower civil standard of proof to all forms of Inquest conclusions of suicide and unlawful killing In this long-running Judicial Review challenge, the Supreme Court has confirmed that the ...

    March 24, 2021
  • Does a failure to mediate inevitably lead to costs sanctions?

    A summary of the case of Patel & Ors v Barlows & Ors [2020] EWHC 2795 (Ch) In our previous article, Mark Aizlewood and Dean De Cesare considered recent case law that highlighted the Courts’ increasing tendency to impose costs sanctions on lit...

    March 1, 2021
  • FCA Business Interruption Insurance Test Case

    FCA business interruption insurance test case – Supreme Court judgment A summary of the Supreme Court judgment in the FCA business interruption insurance test case On 15 January 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the leapfrog ap...

    January 28, 2021
  • #InsuranceLaw Round up of 2020

    Notwithstanding the significant lockdown period during the second quarter of the year, as well as the continuing restrictions that have been imposed since then, the courts have continued to operate. As a result, there have been a number of decisions,...

    January 7, 2021
  • FCA Business Interruption Insurance Test Case – the Judgment

    A summary of the judgment in the FCA business interruption insurance test case Following the 8-day hearing of the FCA business interruption insurance test case, which commenced on 20 July 2020 (you can read our summary of the hearing and the backgrou...

    September 21, 2020
  • FCA business interruption insurance test case – a recap as we await judgment

    A summary of the background to the test case and the keys issues following the conclusion of the hearing On 30 July 2020, the High Court hearing of the FCA’s business interruption insurance test case concluded. The FCA intends to resolve the uncertai...

    September 4, 2020
  • Covid-19: Furlough FAQs

    ONE MILLION businesses are using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to fund the wages of 7.5 million employees at a cost to the government of £12bn a month. The scheme, under which employers may apply for government grants equivalent to 80% of furl...

    June 1, 2020
  • Morrisons v Various Claimants (1 April 2020) Supreme Court

    Judgment regarding application of vicarious liability test in Class Action against employer in context of malicious data use Supreme Court corrects misunderstanding of lower Courts’ interpretation of vicarious liability test and decides Morrisons sup...

    April 27, 2020
  • Covid-19: Some reinsurance perspectives

    One hundred years after the Spanish flu pandemic, Marsh and Munich Re, in May 2018, launched an innovative parametric insurance product, PathogenRX. This provided insurance against business interruption caused by a pandemic. In October 2018, Marsh pr...

    April 24, 2020
  • Covid-19: Insurance Implications

    Life, travel and event cancellation insurers closely engage in the rapidly unfolding global development of COVID-19 and prepare for the next few months. CPB Partner, Helen Tilley, comments on the insurance implications alongside local perspectives fr...

    April 23, 2020
  • COVID-19: Insurance Implications

    Insuralex´s exclusive member in the UK comments on the insurance implications alongside local perspectives from Insuralex network member law firms in Italy, France, Spain and Japan Life, travel and event cancellation insurers closely engage in the ra...

    March 11, 2020

    Amazon Go Grocery, the first full ‘cashier-less’ supermarket, opened in Capitol Hill this week. With the increase in the use of Artificial Intelligence and computers carrying out roles that had previously been undertaken by humans, this article consi...

    March 4, 2020
  • Supreme Court decision restricts Insurers’ exposure to non-party costs orders

    Travelers Insurance Ltd v XYZ Supreme Court decision restricts Insurers’ exposure to non-party costs orders On 30 October 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Travelers Insurance Co Ltd v XYZ and set out helpful guidance as to circumst...

    November 26, 2019
  • (Re)Insurance Round-up 2019

    DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAST YEAR Brexit: It might be said that this does not sit well under the heading “Developments”, as we seem no wiser than we were a year ago as to what, if any, terms will be agreed as the basis for Brexit. Meanwhile, the London m...

    October 31, 2019
  • Sartex Quilts & Textiles Limited v Endurance Corporate Capital Limited

    Reinstating Reinstatement Can an insured claim under its property damage policy for the reinstatement cost of a property that had not actually been reinstated and, if so, should the reinstatement cost be discounted for betterment? These were the issu...

    October 14, 2019
  • UK: Court of Appeal restates the law of fraudulent misrepresentation and the principle of transferred loss

    Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten v RembrandtEnterprises Inc [2019] EXCA Civ 596 Court of Appeal restates the law of fraudulent misrepresentation and the principle of transferred loss This appeal raised two important issues in relation to fraudul...

    July 23, 2019
  • Perry v Raleys. The Supreme Court goes back-to-basics to redress the public policy Court of Appeal decision on loss of chance claims.

    ‘Loss of chance’ claims continue to attract interest from the Courts. In our latest article Mark Aizlewood considers the Supreme Court decision in Perry v Raleys. The Supreme Court goes back to basics to redress the public polic...

    May 13, 2019
  • Insuralex Seminar: London’s Calling

    In tumultuous times for the UK, we are delighted to welcome a distinguished panel to consider London’s future as a global market leader in (re)insurance, financial services and resolving disputes: Dominic Grieve QC MPMP for Beaconsfield, Privy Counse...

    May 9, 2019
  • (Re)Insurance Round-Up 2018

          Carter Perry Bailey LLP, London, is the UK Insuralex member REGULATION – The past year has seen the (re)insurance industry continue to tackle the difficulties and uncertainties arising out of Brexit. The European Union (Wit...

    January 4, 2019

Carter Perry Bailey LLP

Stephen Carter
Phone:+44 0203 697 1902
Bernadette Bailey
Phone: +44 0203 697 1903
Fax: +44 20 3697 1911
Address: 10 Lloyd’s Avenue - EC3N 3AJ - London