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UK Bar London (Bar) Travel: International Personal Injury

Travel: International Personal Injury: This section 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. 2 Temple Gardens
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    2 Temple Gardens
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 9 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. 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."
  2. 3 Hare Court
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    3 Hare Court
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    The 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. Members were involved in X v Kuoni, a case concerning whether a tour operator can be liable for criminal acts committed by a supplier’s employee. Interviewees say: "They are very strong in the field of travel law." Another adds: "3 Hare Court has a number of highly skilled professionals who have been in the industry for many years."
  3. Deka Chambers
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    Deka Chambers
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Deka Chambers is one of the leading chambers for cross-border personal injury work. 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 have recently been instructed in Fourgeaud & Fourgeaud v Africa Travel Resource, concerning a French tourist who suffered significant injuries when he was attacked by a lion during the course of a luxury package safari holiday to Tanzania.
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Band 2
  1. 12 King's Bench Walk
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    12 King's Bench Walk
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 6 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. The set is regularly instructed on technical and complex matters, a recent example being its representation of claimants in catastrophic injury claims arising out of a road traffic accident in Norway.
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    Outer Temple Chambers
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 9 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. Recently, members were involved in Jamieson v Wuerttembergische Versicherungs AG and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a claim brought by an investment banker injured whilst leaving an Oktoberfest work party.
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Band 3
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    39 Essex Chambers
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 4 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. Members recently acted in Lowe v Unipol, representing the claimant who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury following an accident in Italy.
  2. Devereux
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    Devereux
    Travel: International Personal Injury
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 9 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. Robert Weir KC successfully acted for the claimant in X v Kuoni, a landmark Supreme Court case concerning the meaning of the Package Travel regulations.