David Bailey QC specialises in all aspects of commercial law. High profile commercial cases in which he has recently appeared include leading for the successful appellants in the Supreme Court in The Alexandros T, acting for Lloyds Bank in relation to PPI, and the West Tankers litigation. Much of David’s practice is in arbitration.

David’s experience extends across a wide range of commercial sectors including shipbuilding, aviation, charterparties, the carriage of goods, banking, sale and distribution contracts and insurance and reinsurance. David was named Insurance and Reinsurance Silk of the Year in the 2014 Acquisition International Awards. David has written the chapters on jurisdiction and arbitration in Mance et al. Insurance Disputes (3rd edition 2011) and regularly lectures on insurance, reinsurance and jurisdictional issues.  David has also given expert evidence on English law for use in foreign proceedings, appears at mediations and accepts appointments as an arbitrator in commercial cases.