Paul Carter

Paul Carter

Partner London, United Kingdom

Qualification

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1995
  • Qualified in High Court of Australia in 1986
  • Qualified in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1986

Paul is a London based partner. He was admitted as a barrister in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1986, before qualifying in England and Wales in 1995.

Paul specializes in advising (re)insurers on first and third party claims arising from incidents causing major losses including fire, flood and subsidence arising out of public liability property damage claims and in disputes in the construction sector. He has many years’ experience advising insurers, funders, employers, contractors and professionals regarding substantial contractual and workmanship as well as regarding bond and insurance disputes.

Paul boasts significant experience in alternative dispute resolution including adjudication and mediation and advises on insurance coverage and policy disputes in relation to professional indemnity and construction all risks (CAR) and erection all risks (EAR) policies.

Paul has worked on an impressive range of high profile, high value and international claims: from advising excess public liability insurers on coverage issues arising out of a £200m claim, defending Network Rail in series of multi million pound adjudications arising out of its maintenance and renewal contracts with one of its main national contractors and acting for an international soft drink manufacturer on a multimillion pound dispute.

He is the author of articles on adjudication and the payment regime under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and lectures on adjudication and design liabilities. He is also a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, and holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Economics degree.

Market recognitions

  • Notable practitioner for 'Construction: Supplier (London)'
    Chambers UK 2019
  • Included in the The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2019 for Construction Law (London) 
  • Leading Individual in Chambers UK 2017

Work highlights

  • Acted for an international soft drink manufacturer in its multi million pound dispute with its project manager and engineer regarding the construction of its largest processing plant.
  • Defended Network Rail in series of multi million pound adjudications arising out of its maintenance and renewal contracts with one of its main national contractors.
  • Acted for an international architectural practice in relation to their design of state of the art facility for Rolls Royce.
  • He advised excess public liability insurers on coverage issues arising out of a £200m claim regarding failed piling and damage to the slabs above them.
  • Paul acted for primary insurers regarding £10m claim against its insured mechanical and electrical contractor regarding flooding to residential block in Greenwich – Greenwich Millennium Village v Essex Electrical
  • Acting for primary insurers regarding a plus £15m fire; dispute centers on whether insured is indemnified under project policy.

very good, a clever guy with good judgement who works hard

Chambers UK (Construction), 2015

Market recognition
  • 2016 - Chambers - UK_leading_individual.png

    Leading Individual

    Chambers UK 2016