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UK Bar 2023
London (Bar) Travel: International Personal Injury
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10 Ranked Lawyers

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Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)
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2 Temple Gardens maintains its reputation as a go-to chambers for high-value international personal injury claims. The set's members are regularly called upon to handle cases of the utmost severity, including catastrophic injury and fatal claims, and are well versed in jurisdiction and choice of law disputes. Areas of particular expertise for the team include foreign RTA, holiday sickness and medical tourism claims. The set offers representation to both claimants and defendants, and counts several foreign insurers and tour operators among its clients. The set's barristers continued to act in Brownlie v FS Cairo arising from the death of Professor Ian Brownlie in Egypt. Instructing solicitors report: "They are an excellent set with strength in depth from junior counsel to pre-eminent silks."

Client service

"The clerks are excellent, they are very responsive."

"Their superb clerking team is well led by senior clerk Lee Tyler. They are highly efficient and responsive."

"Their diary management is impeccable."

Notable Practitioners

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Charles Dougherty KC
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Charles Dougherty KC
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Charles Dougherty KC has carved out a strong reputation for handling landmark Rome II and private international law cases that turn on jurisdiction and applicable law points. He predominantly acts for defendant tour operators and insurers in complex fatal and catastrophic injury cases.

"Charles is technically excellent and always on top of the detail."

"He is very responsive and willing to go the extra mile."

Marie Louise Kinsler KC
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Marie Louise Kinsler KC
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Band 1

Marie Louise Kinsler KC has a formidable standing in the market, having been involved in an array of key cases concerning EU law and Rome II. She receives tremendous praise for her profound understanding of private international law, and is instructed by both claimant and defendant solicitors in complex RTA cases. She has experience appearing before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

"Marie is a go-to barrister for the most complex legal issues in the field."

"She is one of the leaders in this area."

Howard Palmer KC
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Howard Palmer KC
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Howard Palmer KC is especially adept at leading complex, multi-jurisdictional cases which address foreign law and applicable law issues. He is regularly instructed by claimants and defendant tour operators, insurers and hotels in high-profile claims arising from RTAs and other types of accidents abroad resulting in catastrophic injury or fatality. He has experience appearing in overseas courts, including the Supreme Court of Gibraltar.

"Howard is a smooth and experienced barrister."

"He is a recognised expert."

"He is at the top of his field."

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Alistair Mackenzie
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Band 2

Alistair Mackenzie acts on a wide range of claims stemming from accidents abroad. He has recent experience appearing in the Supreme Court in cases involving complex issues of jurisdiction and applicable law.

"Alistair is a very impressive litigator with great depth of knowledge."

"He is very strong on jurisdictional issues."

Meghann McTague
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Meghann McTague
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Band 2

Meghann McTague has considerable experience in illness claims, handling anything from group actions under the Package Travel Regulations to cases concerning passengers taken ill on board aircraft. She has extensive knowledge of the Montreal and Athens Conventions. She also handles RTAs and fatal accidents abroad. She regularly acts on behalf of defendants, including several foreign insurers.

"Meghann is an exceptional lawyer."

"She is a delight to work with."

"She is good at arguing the technical points."

Benjamin Browne KC
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Benjamin Browne KC
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Band 3

Benjamin Browne KC deals with cases arising out of RTAs and serious accidents at transportation hubs. He is well regarded for his international experience, which encompasses applicable law matters and cost recovery pursuits on behalf of foreign insurers. He has significant experience appearing before both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

"Benjamin is extremely knowledgeable."

"His knowledge of his subject area is vast."

"He is a formidable yet gracious and graceful advocate - a true class act."

Anna Hughes
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Anna Hughes
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Anna Hughes handles a wide range of claims following overseas accidents. She is mainly instructed by defendants and has considerable experience acting in contributory negligence claims and advising on foreign law and jurisdictional issues.

"Anna is efficient and astute."

"Her paperwork is always flawless."

"She really is a tenacious and impressive advocate."

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Henry Morton Jack
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Henry Morton Jack is routinely instructed in complex international injury claims, and has experience acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. He is well versed in cases involving complex questions of jurisdiction. He is well regarded for his expert knowledge of the Athens and Montreal Conventions.

"Henry is an exceptional advocate. He knows how to present a case."

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Benjamin Phelps
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Up and Coming

Benjamin Phelps is noted for his extensive travel practice. He often represents foreign insurers and corporations in injury claims and has appeared in the Supreme Court and the High Court.

"Benjamin is technically excellent, very responsive and always prepared to go the extra mile."

"His advice is clear and commercially focused."

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Lucy Wyles KC
New Silks

Lucy Wyles KC is noted for her knowledge of EU legislation and applicable law. She primarily handles catastrophic injury cases concerning RTAs, predominantly for defendants. Impressed solicitors highlight her succinct and focused approach, and praise her ability in court and in joint settlement meetings.

"Lucy is extremely knowledgeable."

"She is excellent with clients and provides clear, concise advice."

Ranked Barristers at
2 Temple Gardens

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London (Bar)

Travel: International Personal Injury

Charles Dougherty KC
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Charles Dougherty KC
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Howard Palmer KC
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Howard Palmer KC
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Marie Louise Kinsler KC
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Marie Louise Kinsler KC
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Benjamin Browne KC
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Benjamin Browne KC
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Lucy Wyles KC
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London (Bar)

Travel: International Personal Injury

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Alistair Mackenzie
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Band 2
Meghann McTague
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Meghann McTague
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Band 2
Anna Hughes
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Anna Hughes
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Band 3
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Henry Morton Jack
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Band 3
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Benjamin Phelps
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Up and Coming