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OTC Travel Talks: Expert Evidence in Cross-Border Claims


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Watch Ian Denham and Cheryl Palmer-Hughes in the third of a new series of travel law discussions hosted by Outer Temple’s Travel Law team; ‘OTC Travel Talks’.  This episode focuses on how to select an expert in cross-border personal injury claims.

Outer Temple’s Ian Denham spoke to Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, who is a Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s International Serious Injury department in Manchester and the Chair of the PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group. In this episode, Cheryl and Ian discuss the practical issues that may arise in cases involving selecting an expert to give evidence and how to ensure you find the most appropriate expert.

Finding an expert

Cheryl and Ian share:

  • The best approach to finding an appropriate expert
  • How to find an expert when your case is governed by a foreign law and foreign law evidence is required
  • How ensure you choose an expert that is equipped to deal with ancillary issues
  • How to determine the knowledge or experience of the expert, including their understanding of Pt 35 obligations
  • How to go about finding an expert in when claim involves a country where you may not have used an expert before
  • The value of networking events in widening the pool of experts
  • Why it is important to watch your expert present before selecting them
  • How to use events and organisations such as PEOPIL and APIL to find an appropriate expert

Watch the vlog here

This was the third in a new series of talks that Outer Temple’s cross border and travel law team have created on matters of interest in cross border personal injury work. Our next episode will continue with this subject and the practical aspects of instructing an expert.

These vlogs will be included in the next edition of our new travel law e-newsletter.

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Ian Denham is a personal injury practitioner with a particular expertise in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, clinical negligence and cross-border personal injury claims. His cross-border practice covers advising on jurisdiction, applicable law, direct rights of action against insurers, claims against the MIB, accidents in the air and on sea, and claims involving a cross-border employment aspect. Ian has also advised on the potential implications arising from Brexit.

To find out more about Ian or any of our International Injury & Travel Law barristers, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0) 7427 4907 for a confidential discussion.


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