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Ian Denham

Ian Denham

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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.

He is regularly instructed on cases involving life changing and catastrophic injury receives regular instructions of a variety of clinical negligence matters.

Ian’s main area of specialism is cases with an international element. 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.

Ian has considerable expertise in regard to acting on claims involving the Package Travel etc Regulations 1992 and the 2018 Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 and in particular as to disputes arising from the relevant local standards.

He regularly attends trial to defend major tour operators against suspected holiday sickness claims and maintains an impressive success rate. He is particularly adept at dealing with claims involving complex issues of medical causation and having features of fraud, dishonesty and exaggeration. Furthermore, he regularly advises European insurers on cross-border issues.

Ian lectures extensively on cross-border personal injury law topics both domestically and abroad, such as at PEOPIL Conferences in the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Spain and APIL Travel Law Conferences.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Middle Temple
  • Northern Circuit
  • European Circuit of the Bar
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)
  • Secretary to the PEOPIL RTA & Whiplash European Exchange Group
  • Legal Professional Advisory Panel Member, Edge Hill University Department of Law and Criminology


  • MA (Oxon), St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford


  • Chapter on ‘Package Travel’ in the APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad (2nd Edition)

Ian Denham is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

Areas of Law


“What Ian Denham doesn’t know about international law is not worth knowing, the man is a genius! I cannot recommend Ian and Outer Temple Chambers highly enough.” Patricia Ling, Garden House Solicitors

“He always provides clear and in-depth advice, and has great attention to detail.” “He is very persuasive and calm in court, and always very well prepared.” Travel, Chambers and Partners 2021

“Involved in some of the leading cases in travel law and has an extensive knowledge of the law.” Travel, Legal 500 2021

“His technical knowledge and expertise are invaluable to every case, especially in disputes concerning jurisdiction and applicable law.” Travel, Chambers and Partners 2020

“He is easy to deal with, very approachable and analytical. He’s also always very well prepared.” Travel, Chambers and Partners 2020

“Quick thinking and good on his feet.” Travel, Legal 500 2020

“His advice is pragmatic, accessible and timely.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2019

“His in-depth knowledge provides creative solutions to difficult cases.” Legal 500, 2017

“A knowledgeable practitioner in the field of international cross-border claims.” Legal 500, 2016



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