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Where an accident or injury occurs abroad or in transit, conducting the subsequent claim can be technically and practically challenging. Outer Temple Chambers is a set with an international reputation for excellence and our Travel Law team specialises in navigating this maze.
Our specialist barristers are able to advise on all manner of cross-border legal issues and are experts in jurisdiction and applicable law. Our members have appeared in several of the leading cases including, in recent years, the Supreme Court decisions in Brownlie v Four Seasons, Moreno v MIB, and Cox v Ergo. We advise on the correct approach to obtaining and effectively using foreign law expert evidence, including as it relates to assessment of damages. We act for claimants and defendants, including those based outside England and Wales.
We handle a wide variety of cases, including:
We act in group and class actions with a foreign element (including product liability and multiple victim accidents), subrogated or assigned claims by European social security providers and insurers arising from a personal injury claim, and contribution and contractual indemnity claims for and against suppliers of services to consumers abroad.
We are also experts in aviation claims, including personal injury actions arising in the course of carriage by air under the Montreal Convention and liability arising from aircraft crashes. Members have acted in proceedings arising from a Puma helicopter crash at Catterick Barracks, an international commuter flight crash at Cork Airport, a light aircraft crash in the Republic of Congo, and a parachuting accident in California.
Recent travel law cases have included:
We are actively involved in Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and the American Bar Association.
Various members of the team contribute to industry publications and are the authors of one of the leading textbooks in the field of travel law, the APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad.
Members are ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners both the UK and Global editions.
Please view our barrister profiles for ranking details on individuals.