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International Illness, Injury & Travel

"Outer Temple Chambers' experienced team has considerable strength in depth".

Chambers and Partners 2017

More information?

Please contact Graham Woods (+44 (0)20 7353 6381).

Our experienced clerks will be pleased to provide you with more details of our expertise in this area.


Where an accident or illness has occurred abroad, or in the course of travel by air or sea, conducting a subsequent claim can be technically difficult and practically challenging. We can help navigate the legal maze.

International Illness, Injury & Travel Barristers

Our international illness, injury & travel barristers are experienced and knowledgeable in handling claims a wide variety of claims, whether package travel, direct claims against insurers in road and other accidents, skiing and sporting claims, clinical negligence, or high value and catastrophic injury claims.

Our team regularly deal with group and class action claims with a foreign element, including illness, wrongful death, multiple victim accidents and product liability claims. We have the specialist expertise to advise on jurisdiction and applicable law issues in cross-border tort and contract claims and are frequently in court on disputed issues of choice of law and jurisdictional challenge.

Members of Chambers are experienced in representing and advising clients in respect of accidents and claims concerning the course of carriage, especially by sea and air and involving the Athens or Warsaw / Montreal conventions, such as cruise ship claims and air accidents.

We have particular expertise in respect of vehicle accidents abroad, which potentially involve the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

We handle claims to which foreign law applies and can advise clients on the correct approach to obtaining and effective use of foreign law expert evidence, including in the assessment of damages, appropriate discount rates, periodical payment orders and other significant issues for the quantum of cases.

Outer Temple has offices in New York, Abu Dhabi and Dubai and acts on behalf of claimants and defendants, including those based outside England and Wales, and in respect of contribution and contractual indemnity claims for and against suppliers of services to UK consumers abroad.

We act regularly in cases where European social security providers and other insurers raise subrogated or assigned claims arising as a result of a personal injury accident or illness.


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