Travel & International Personal Injury Law

Our specialist travel law team has been set up due to the increasing amount of high profile work which has been undertaken by members of chambers in this area and the demand for this specialism in the North West.

We have drawn on our significant experience as a leading set of personal injury practitioners and our knowledge of cross border issues to create a dedicated group of practitioners who are able to service all areas of travel litigation.

Members of chambers have a proven track record in cases involving jurisdiction and choice of law disputes and have the benefit of experience of legal systems in other jurisdictions, most notably the US, Canada, the Middle East and Europe. Significant recent cases undertaken by members of chambers include Bacon v National Suiza Seguros and Farraj v Kings College Hospital.

We have good links with lawyers in the European Union and first class links with US lawyers in all the largest states and are well placed to identify as well as work with foreign lawyers.

The types of matters which members of chambers have been instructed on include:

    • high value spinal cord, brain and fatal injury cases involving UK citizens working or holidaying abroad
    • acting for foreign nationals who have been injured in the UK, including assisting overseas lawyers on UK legal issues
    • assisting foreign lawyers conducting claims overseas for UK citizens injured aboard who pursue claims in the locality where they were injured
    • choice of law and applicable law issues, including the application of Rome I and Rome II
    • product liability abroad
    • the Athens, Warsaw and Montreal Conventions
    • claims brought under the Package Travel Regulations, including accidents at hotels, and applicable local safety standards
    • ruined holidays and weddings booked in the UK
    • contractual issues arising out of contracts between consumers and tour operators
    • indemnity claims and contractual indemnity issues with foreign suppliers
    • jurisdiction and enforcement issues, including contesting jurisdiction on procedural and substantive grounds
    • large group injury actions resulting from food poisoning and infections whilst on holiday abroad, acting for Claimants and foreign suppliers
    • injuries caused on excursions booked in the UK prior going on holiday and whilst on holiday

Please contact the dedicated Travel Law clerks Tony Morrissey or Joe Gibson, for more details of how we can assist you service your clients’ needs better on 0161 955 9000.

Zoë Thompson
Head of Travel & International Personal Injury Law Group