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Manchester Seminar - Invitation 17.03.22

Event: Join our Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an afternoon of travel related talks at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel Manchester. This will be a hybrid event, with limited in-person tickets and streamed online.

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and our esteemed guests at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel in Manchester. This event will include a number of topical talks followed by a panel session.


12.30: In person registration/refreshments for a 1.00 start

1.00 – 1.15: Welcome by Gerard McDermott QC and Ian Denham (Joint Chairs)

1.15 – 2.00: “Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit”Colin Murphy (Leigh Day) and Carin Hunt

2.00 – 2.45:International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria” Sarah Crowther QC and Tom Gibson

2.45 – 3.00: Refreshment break

3.00 – 3.45: “What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?”Dan Clarke and Will Young

3.50 – 4.50: “Seeking Justice Following Tragedy” Panel Session chaired by Ian Denham with:

4.50 – 5.00: Close by Gerard McDermott QC and Ian Denham (Joint Chairs)

Book your place

This event will be held in-person at Edwardian Radisson Hotel Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP. Places are limited and booking is required. The venue is ‘Covid-safe’.

The event will also be live streamed for those who wish to join remotely.

Please register using the Event Booking Form and indicate if you would like to attend in person or via Zoom. You will automatically receive a Zoom confirmation with a joining link upon registration in case you do want to join remotely. We will confirm your in-person booking separately within 24 hours.

Please note, the talks at this event will be recorded for on-demand viewing. The audience will not be visible at any time.

Manchester Seminar - Invitation 17.03.22


Gerard McDermott QC, Barrister

Gerard is ranked as a Star Individual in Chambers and Partners 2022, described as a “pre-eminent silk who is one of the finest personal injury barristers on the circuit.” He has a real understanding of the legal systems of a number of different countries, reflecting his interest and experience in numerous cross border cases. It also reflects his long-standing interest in and knowledge of comparative as well as private international and European law. In Legal 50 2022, he is noted for his travel law expertise and described as “the go-to silk in serious travel claims.” Gerard was involved in one of the first cases relating to the implementation of Rome II (EC) No 864/2007 (Bacon v Nacional Suiza [2010] EWHC 2017 (QB)).

Ian Denham, Barrister

Ian Denham is a leading personal injury and travel law practitioner with a particular expertise in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, clinical negligence and cross-border personal injury claims. 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.


Sarah Crowther QC, Barrister

Sarah Crowther QC is ranked as a leading silk for personal injury and travel law. Sarah has experience in all claims for injury, illness or accident with an international element, and disputes over jurisdiction and applicable law. She has appeared in recent high-profile cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and is experienced in working with expert evidence of foreign law and handling claims to which foreign law applies.

Daniel Clarke, Barrister

Daniel Clarke is a leading travel law and personal injury junior. He has a particular specialism in cases with an international element, including claims raising conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues. He also has experience of acting in claims in other jurisdictions including in the Privy Council and in Jersey. He undertakes clinical negligence work for both claimants and defendants and receives regular instructions from NHS Trusts. His practice includes industrial disease, historic sex abuse, RTAs, and employers’ liability.

Will Young, Barrister

Will is a leading travel law junior and has a particular interest in claims involving cross-border personal injury and travel law. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants in claims with an international or cross-border element to them in a number of areas, including: package travel claims, cross-border RTAs, Athens Convention, and aviation (e.g. “Denied Boarding” Regulations) claims.

He has been instructed in a number of cases involving catastrophic injury following RTAs abroad, or with a cross-border element to them.

Tom Gibson, Barrister

Tom has a busy clinical negligence practice and is experienced in claims with an international element. He represents both claimants and defendants in claims arising from delayed diagnoses, birth injuries, and surgical negligence. He has significant trial experience in his own right and is equally comfortable dealing with quantum (and working with a leader) on the highest value cases.

Legal 500 2021 said Tom “has an encyclopaedic understanding of the rules and how to apply them in practice to achieve the best strategic effect.”

Carin Hunt, Barrister

Carin has a busy travel and cross-border practice and is regularly instructed in injury claims with a foreign element. She acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Carin regularly appears in the county court in respect of claims involving the Package Travel Regulations 1992 and the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. Carin’s experience of package travel claims extends to those involving fatal accidents. She has advised Defendants on the conduct of package travel claims in following Griffiths v TUI [2020] and regularly takes instructions to draft Part 35 questions as the first step in controverting expert evidence.

Thomas Ricard, JP Karsenty & Associés (France)

Thomas’ practice focuses on commercial litigation, antitrust and whitecollar crime. He is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales and a member of the Paris Bar. He started his career at Linklaters in London before joining their Paris office, where he worked in the competition and litigation departments. Thomas is the Former Secrétaire de la Conférence of the Paris Bar.

We are delighted that Thomas is able to join us from France. He has previously joined us for a number of Travel Talks vlogs. Watch these discussions here.

Mark Harvey, Hugh James

Mark is the partner in charge of the Specialist Claims Group at Hugh James in Cardiff and London, as well as leading its London office.

He has obtained compensation for many individual victims of defective products as well as those of accidents overseas and from travel. He has been involved in claims in Africa, Australia, Britain, Europe and the United States from medicines, medical devices and transport failures including air crashes and boat sinkings.

He is a one of only 13 (and the only one in Wales) Senior Fellows of APIL for whom he is an accredited Accidents and Illnesses Abroad Specialist Assessor. He is immediate past UK Governor of AAJ and past-chair of its International Practice Section. He is Wales’ first and only member of PEOPIL where he is the chair of the Pharmaceutical, Product Liability and Mass Tort Exchange Group and serves as a member of the European Commission’s Product Liability Directive working group. He has been described as a “Leader in Personal Injury and Product Liability” in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and is in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame.

Jennifer Lund, Irwin Mitchell

Jennifer is a Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s London International Serious Injury Team, leading a team of cross-border lawyers.

Jennifer is a Spanish-speaker, running high-value cross-jurisdictional cases across the globe, most of which involve multiple fatalities, serious brain and spinal injury, or complex medical negligence. She also has significant experience in oil & gas-related actions, terrorism cases, Coronial proceedings involving international fatalities & counter-intelligence / issues of a sensitive governmental nature, as well as hybrid PI/insolvency claims.

Jennifer is recognised by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, with Legal 500 describing her as “[having] wide experience dealing with claims abroad, particularly in Spain, and knows the ins and outs of foreign laws, which is extremely helpful for clients who have been injured abroad.”

Colin Murphy, Leigh Day

Colin is a solicitor specialising in international travel litigation. He acts exclusively for claimants. He represents clients in a range of international personal injury cases including claims arising from accidents at workaccidents whilst on holiday and road traffic accidents. He has extensive experience dealing with complex jurisdiction and applicable law disputes. Colin is a member of APIL and PEOPIL.

Colin is recognised as a ‘Star Associate’ by Chambers & Partners who describe him as “a very careful and strategic lawyer who has a very good understanding of the technical aspects of cases.”

Further Details

Date: Thursday, 17th March 2022
Time: 12.30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Edwardian Radisson Hotel Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP
Book your place:

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Gerard McDermott KC

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Sarah Crowther KC

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Ian Denham

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Daniel Clarke

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Will Young

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Tom Gibson

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Carin Hunt

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