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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation
Insurance and reinsurance litigation - ranked: tier 3

Carter Perry Bailey LLP

The ‘very knowledgeable and responsive’ team at niche insurance firm Carter Perry Bailey LLP, based in the heart of London’s insurance and reinsurance market, is ‘top class’, but its real selling point is ‘the expert and approachable founding partners’. Stephen Carter has over 30 years’ experience of insurance and reinsurance, and specialist in international direct insurance claims Bernadette Bailey ‘is consummately professional and highly effective’. The ‘responsive and pragmatic’ Bill Perry is handling a complex ongoing case for mutual insurance company Sentry Insurance following a Part VII transfer which turned out to be defective. Despite a general downturn in London market reinsurance disputes, the international nature of the practice has meant that it continues to receive instructions in reinsurance matters, whether direct from overseas insurers/reinsurers, through brokers or through its membership of Insuralex, the leading international group of specialist insurance and reinsurance law firms. Among its diverse clients the firm can count AXA ART Insurance, FedEx Trade Networks, Nasco France and Syrian Arab Insurance.

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Bernadette Bailey - Carter Perry Bailey LLP

Stephen Carter - Carter Perry Bailey LLP

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Insurance: corporate and regulatory
Insurance: corporate and regulatory - ranked: tier 5

Carter Perry Bailey LLP

Dedication to clients and an ability to manage complex situations’ are the cornerstones of Carter Perry Bailey LLP's practice. At the niche insurance and reinsurance firm, ‘service is always good and of a personal nature and the firm has great communication at all stages of work’. This is helped by the dedicated and focused nature of the team, allowing for all matters to be handled by a hands-on partner. Practice head Stephen Carter has over 30 years’ experience in the sector, specialising in reinsurance and insurance coverage, including international arbitration, litigation and (re)insurance contract drafting.  However, the whole team can boast industry knowledge and expertise born of substantial in-house experience, and an international service bolstered by being the UK member of Insuralex, the leading international group of specialist insurance and reinsurance law firms. It also has strength in transactional matters, recently enhanced by specialist employment lawyer Joseph Sutton joining as a consultant.

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 6

Carter Perry Bailey LLP

Carter Perry Bailey LLP is praised for its ‘tailored service’ and it delivers a ‘personal touch’. The team predominantly focuses on defendant matters involving accountants, architects, asset managers, banks, directors and officers, engineers, fine art valuers, insolvency practitioners, insurance brokers, letting agents, pharmacists, the police, property agents, public authorities and solicitors. It also handles claimant work for insurance entities. The ‘brilliant’ William Sturge is advising an insurer client on its coverage and response in connection with a claim made by a UK-based claimant against US and UK-domiciled directors and corporate entities. Department head Mark Aizlewood is advising a firm of structural engineers and its insurers on a claim for negligent design relating to the construction of a lagoon supporting an anaerobic combined heat power plant. Simon Thomas ‘maximises his client’s position in every case, even the most legally and technically complex; he remains calm under fire and always has a good solution to a problem’. Bernadette Bailey is ‘consummately professional and highly effective’ and associate Samantha Zaozirny is experienced in insurance and banking professional indemnity work.

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