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Travel: International Personal Injury | UK Bar

London (Bar)

Travel: International Personal Injury covers the full range of litigation arising from overseas accidents and injuries sustained abroad. Cases considered under this practice area include claims relating to holiday sickness, abuse, motor accidents, catastrophic injuries and fatalities.   

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Band 1
  1. 12 King's Bench Walk
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    12 King's Bench Walk
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    2024 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    12 King's Bench Walk is a highly regarded personal injury set with a strong reputation in the travel sector. Members act for claimants and defendants, including insurers, corporations, travel agents, airlines and tour operators, and are noted for their expert handling of high-value catastrophic injury claims arising from foreign RTAs and other accidents abroad. The team is also highlighted for its expertise in group actions and claims brought under the Package Travel Regulations. The set's barristers have experience appearing before the courts in several foreign jurisdictions, as well as the UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Instructing solicitors appreciate that "counsel from 12KBW are very knowledgeable and approachable."
  2. 2 Temple Gardens
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    2 Temple Gardens
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    2024 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    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. Members recently acted on behalf of the insurers in Butt v D'Amato, a case arising from an accident involving a tour bus in Malta which caused the death of two passengers and injuries to 50 others. "2 Temple Gardens always exceeds expectations," according to instructing solicitors, who especially value that the counsel "are able to provide clear advice and opinion when a complex issue arises."
  3. 3 Hare Court
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    3 Hare Court
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    2024 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    The "highly experienced and knowledgeable" barristers at 3 Hare Court are regularly instructed to both pursue and defend complex and high-value international personal injury claims brought against insurers, travel agents and tour operators. Members are experienced in the handling of fatal and catastrophic injury claims arising from terrorist attacks, plane crashes and RTAs abroad, and are well versed in disputes concerning jurisdiction and conflicts of law. The team also fields considerable expertise in claims under package travel regulations, and the set remains a go-to for severe holiday sickness group actions. Recent work highlights include Griffiths v TUI, an appeal to the Supreme Court involving the status of uncontroverted expert evidence in a case regarding food poisoning allegedly suffered whilst on holiday.
  4. Deka Chambers
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    Deka Chambers
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    2024 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Deka Chambers is one of the leading chambers for cross-border personal injury work, described by one source as "the go-to experts on travel industry matters." The set houses a strong group of barristers who are experienced in the handling of holiday sickness actions and complex catastrophic injury and fatal claims arising from foreign RTAs, maritime accidents and aircraft incidents. Members are also highly regarded for their expertise in jurisdiction and applicable law disputes, and are regularly called upon to act in claims under the Athens and Montreal Conventions. The set's clients include several major tour operators, airlines and foreign insurers, as well as individual claimants. Members recently acted in Stephen Whitworth v Carnival & Others, a claim involving catastrophic injuries sustained during a sub-aqua excursion in St Lucia.
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Band 2
  1. Outer Temple Chambers
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    Outer Temple Chambers
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    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. Recent work highlights include Lady Christine Brownlie v FS Cairo, a closely watched dispute involving the tort jurisdiction gateway. Solicitors value this "fantastic team of specialists in claims with a foreign element."
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Band 3
  1. 39 Essex Chambers
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    39 Essex Chambers
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    2024 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    39 Essex is noted for its expert representation of both claimants and defendants in international personal injury matters. Members are regularly instructed in catastrophic injury and fatal claims arising from terror attacks and road traffic, aviation and maritime accidents, and are well versed in disputes involving complex questions of jurisdiction and choice of law. The set also houses considerable experience in the handling of large group actions, and has been involved in several leading cases in recent years. 39 Essex has gained its reputation as "a renowned set in this area." Members recently acted in K v L'Equite SA, a £90 million claim concerning an injury suffered crossing the road outside a casino in Monte Carlo.
  2. Devereux
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    Devereux
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Devereux is held in high regard for its expertise spanning a wide range of international personal injury matters. Members are experienced in the handling of both single-party and multiparty claims, and are regularly called upon to act for and advise on cases involving catastrophic injuries sustained abroad and serious holiday sickness claims. The team represents both claimants and defendants, including travel agents, insurers and tour operators, and offers considerable strength in disputes surrounding package travel regulations, jurisdiction and conflict of law. Members have recently been instructed in Stait v Cosmos Insurance, a claim to the Supreme Court brought by a soldier injured in Cyprus. The set is described by instructing solicitors as "a destination" and "a great set."