Drawing upon our significant experience as a leading set of personal injury and insurance fraud practitioners and our expertise in respect of technical cross border issues, our dedicated team is able to service all areas of this growing body of work.
Members have a proven track record in claims involving jurisdiction and choice of law disputes and have the benefit of experience of legal systems in other jurisdictions. More recent instructions have included claims in which fraud concerns have been raised. Members have successfully deployed their fraud expertise to achieve the successful resolution of these claims.
The team has good links with legal experts in the European Union and members are well placed to identify as well as work with foreign lawyers.
The types of matters which members of the team have been instructed on include:
jurisdiction and enforcement issues, including contesting jurisdiction on procedural and substantive grounds
applicable law issues, including the application of Rome I and Rome II
claims involving the impact of Brexit on jurisdiction and applicable law
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
claims arising out of road traffic accidents abroad
claims arising out of domestic road traffic accidents involving foreign registered vehicles
claims involving the interface between the different legal systems within the UK
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
large group injury actions resulting from food poisoning and infections whilst on holiday abroad, acting for Claimants and tour operators
injuries caused on excursions booked in the UK prior going on holiday and whilst on holiday
Head of Travel & International Personal Injury Law Group
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