Stewarts

Christopher Deacon

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Practice Areas

Chris is a specialist international injury lawyer with expertise in accidents abroad and in disputes with tour operators, hotels, travel providers and insurers. Chris represents clients in a range of serious international personal injury cases, including foreign nationals who sustain life-changing injuries in the UK. He has secured damages of £6.25 million following a spinal cord injury sustained in Australia. He recently represented the family of F1 driver Jules Bianchi following his accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He is currently representing a number of seriously injured clients and their families following accidents overseas.

Career

Chris studied European and French law at the University of Warwick and Lille II, France. He trained at Blake Lapthorn, qualifying into travel litigation before moving to Stewarts in 2013.

Professional Memberships

Chris is an APIL accredited accidents abroad specialist and assessor. He is a member of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association, APIL and PEOPIL, and secretary to the APIL International Special Interest Group.

Publications

Chris regularly comments on travel law issues and has appeared on the BBC. He has written for the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette, International Travel Insurance Journal and City AM.