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Outer Temple Chambers

Travel: International Personal Injury

5 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Outer Temple Chambers houses a strong bench of senior and junior barristers experienced in the handling of complex and high-value international personal injury matters. Members act on behalf of both claimants and defendants, and are regularly instructed in catastrophic injury claims arising from sporting accidents and foreign RTAs. Additional areas of expertise for the team include group actions, cases involving the Warsaw or Montreal Conventions, package travel claims and disputes concerning tour operator liability. The set's barristers are also adept at advising on jurisdiction and the application of foreign law.

Client service:

"The clerking team are really engaging, friendly and accommodating." "The practice directors of the health team, Paul Barton and Mark Gardner, are really responsive and know exactly who we need to assist on a matter." The travel team has conducted a Cross-Border Conference which included topical subjects and guest speakers.

Strengths:

Daniel Clarke
Daniel Clarke handles a broad range of international personal injury claims and has expertise in package travel and the Athens and Montreal Conventions. He represents seriously and catastrophically injured claimants in direct actions against foreign insurers, airlines and tour operators. He also regularly acts for defendants and is experienced in the handling of cases involving foreign law evidence.
"Has excellent judgement."
Recent work: Acted in Whitehead v Clarity Travel and Others, a claim valued at over £2.6 million involving two claimants who were seriously injured in April 2012 on their honeymoon in Mexico when their minibus crashed on a federal highway.

Strengths:

Eliot Woolf QC
Eliot Woolf QC is widely regarded as a top choice for gastric illness claims, in which he primarily represents claimants. He has a robust track record of leading large-scale group actions against tour operators, travel agents and hotels. A number of his cases involve complex jurisdictional points. He is also well regarded for his handling of claims stemming from RTAs and work-related accidents abroad. 
"Eliot has a really good manner with clients, excellent attention to detail and an encyclopedic medical knowledge. He's incredibly responsive and works well as part of a team." "He is fiercely clever and applies that intellect to his cases." "He is absolutely super with clients and a wonderful advocate."

Strengths:

Gerard McDermott QC
Gerard McDermott QC is visible in complex, high-value cross-border claims relating to RTAs and outdoor pursuits, often dealing with claims concerning catastrophic brain and spinal injury. He is highlighted for his understanding of Rome II, and advises on quantum and applicable law issues both in Europe and further afield. 
"He's really delightful to work with and has a remarkable magic touch with clients." "He has built up a knowledge of how the insurance industry works and has a great rapport with clients. He truly understands the impact of catastrophic injures and is excellent at managing experts and testing their evidence."

Strengths:

Ian Denham
Ian Denham is an experienced barrister with noted expertise in cross-border personal injury claims. He is particularly well regarded for his representation of major tour operators in holiday gastric illness cases. He is also adept at handling matters involving a jurisdictional dispute.
"He is fantastic on jurisdictional issues, really approachable and builds relationships with the client from day one." "He is very knowledgeable on cross-border disputes and offers well thought-out and pragmatic advice." "He's an excellent advocate."
Recent work: Instructed in PQR v Generali Assurance, a claim concerning an RTA in France.

Strengths:

Sarah Crowther QC
Sarah Crowther QC receives extensive praise from market commentators for displaying excellent client skills alongside expertise in technical points of law. She regularly undertakes complex cross-border claims that hinge on issues of jurisdiction, MIB responsibility and package travel regulations. She has established an impressive profile in fatality and catastrophic injury cases, representing both claimants and defendants.
"She has a great tactical mind, a lovely manner with clients and is very well organised. She's a great team player and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law." "She is direct, an independent thinker, really to the point, practical and has excellent judgement."
Recent work: Instructed in Brownlie v FS Cairo, a case about the jurisdiction of the English courts to hear an Egyptian road traffic fatal and personal injury damages claim.

Travel: International Personal Injury

Outer Temple Chambers

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The Outer Temple

222 Strand

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Greater London

UK

WC2R 1BA

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Travel: International Personal Injury


Eliot Woolf QC
Band 3
Gerard McDermott QC
Band 2
Sarah Crowther QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Travel: International Personal Injury


Daniel Clarke
Band 3
Ian Denham
Band 3