Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Group Litigation - All Circuits
Marie Louise Kinsler QC has a leading group litigation practice. She is especially noted for her work in international group claims accusing mineral and oil companies of environmental and human rights abuses.
Strengths: "Her advice is always splendid as she is very practical and cuts through quite complex issues."
Recent work: Acted for the claimants in a case concerning the jurisdiction of an English court to hear a claim against a UK-domiciled parent company, alleging environmental and personal injury abuses arising from its operations in Zambia.
Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)
Marie Louise Kinsler QC 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.
Strengths: "She is ruthlessly clever and knows the area inside out." "Marie is a go-to silk on international law and conflict. Her advice is always very practical and cuts through complex issues."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant insurer in a claim arising out of a serious injury sustained while driving a rental motorbike in Spain. The case concerned the interpretation of the Spanish insurance policy.
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Marie Louise Kinsler QC specialises in private international law and EU law. She is instructed on jurisdiction, choice of law and related issues in a wide variety of areas including environmental law, human rights, personal injury and commercial law. She has particular expertise on Rome II as well as in cases involving the application of foreign law by English courts.
Marie Louise is frequently instructed in cases raising new issues of law. In the last few years she has appeared in six cases in the Supreme Court including most recently acting for the Defendants in the litigation arising out of the death of Professor Sir Ian Brownlie QC and for the Claimants in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe  UKSC 20, a landmark jurisdiction dispute in a group environmental claim concerning copper mining in Zambia.
Alongside her practice and on a part-time basis, Marie Louise lectures at Cambridge University, lecturing on both the International Commercial Litigation LLM course as well as the Conflict of Laws undergraduate course.
Marie Louise was appointed as the National Rapporteur for the UK and Ireland for the European Commission’s review into the application of Rome II in the Member States. The review, which was conducted by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law on behalf of the Commission, looks at how Rome II has operated in practice over the past 10 years since it entered into force.