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Ian Denham announced as Representative for England & Wales on the PEOPIL General Board

We are pleased to announce that Outer Temple barrister Ian Denham has been appointed as the new Representative for England and Wales on the PEOPIL General Board. On Thursday 15th September 2022, PEOPIL announced their new General Board members on the eve of the Annual Conference in Copenhagen. Ian succeeds Philip Mead of 12KBW who steps down after completing his time in this role. Ian will continue to represent the interests of PEOPIL members from England & Wales, which has one of the largest memberships by country. The Board is presided over by Spanish lawyer Ana Romero. Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) PEOPIL was founded in 1996 by a group of personal injury lawyers practicing in various…

News, Travel 15 Sep, 2022

“Seeking Justice Following Tragedy – Ian Denham and guests at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Ian Denham hosted a panel session on seeking justice following tragedy at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester with guests Thomas Ricard, Mark Harvey and Jennifer Lund. The recording is now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The last session of the day was “Seeking Justice Following Tragedy”. Chaired by Head of the Travel Law Team, Ian Denham, panel members were: Thomas Ricard (J.P. Karsenty & Associés)Mark Harvey (Hugh James)Jennifer Lund (Irwin Mitchell) Watch the discussion; Seeking Justice Following Tragedy About the presenters Ian Denham, Barrister Ian…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 25 Apr, 2022

“What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?” – Dan Clarke and Will Young at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Dan Clarke and Will Young presented a talk on forum non conveniens at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The third talk of the day was “What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?”, presented by two members of Outer Temple’s specialist travel law team, Dan Clarke and Will Young. What Next For Forum Non Conveniens? Dan and Will started their talk with a brief explanation of the principle of forum non conveniens and where it may…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

“International Clinical Negligence, from Cayman Islands to Cumbria”- Sarah Crowther QC & Tom Gibson at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Sarah Crowther QC and Tom Gibson presented a talk on international clinical negligence at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The second talk of the day was “International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria”, presented by specialist travel law silk Sarah Crowther QC and clinical negligence expert Tom Gibson. International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria Tom opened the presentation by focusing on an area close to his heart,…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

“Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit” – Presented by Carin Hunt and Colin Murphy at the Travel Law Conference March 2022

Carin Hunt and Colin Murphy (from Leigh Day Solicitors) joined forces to discuss litigating road traffic accidents abroad after Brexit at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The first talk of the day was “Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit”, presented by travel law specialists Carin Hunt of Outer Temple Chambers and Colin Murphy of Leigh Day.  Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit Carin and Colin looked at the background of Brexit and the pre-Brexit position…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

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. Agenda 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…

Events, Travel 28 Feb, 2022

Sarah Crowther QC to speak at the APIL Accidents Abroad Conference 2021

Now in its 6th year, APIL will be hosting their Accidents Abroad Conference 2021 and have invited Sarah Crowther QC to speak about the developments in jurisdiction following the landmark Brownlie decision. As well as Sarah, a host of eminent speakers will be taking part in this popular annual event, which is returning to London’s Marriott Marble Arch Hotel as a hybrid event where delegates can either choose to view the event live in person or watch this virtually, via APIL’s dedicated conference app. All delegates attending in person will also have access to the virtual programme, where they can watch this back – on demand – over a period of six months. Developments in jurisdiction After an introduction to…

Events, News, Travel 1 Dec, 2021

RTA abroad

Scott v AIG: The scope of article 4(3) Rome II and the meaning of “the tort/delict”

Ian Denham recently acted for the successful respondent in an appeal concerning the scope of article 4(3) of the Rome II Regulation. The Claimant had been on holiday in France when she was involved in a road traffic accident with an uninsured vehicle. An issue arose as to whether the claim against the motor insurer of the vehicle in which she was travelling was governed by English or French law. In this article, Ian reviews the judgment of HHJ Platts in Scott v AIG which provides a helpful summary of the existing case law on article 4 of Rome II and considers what is meant by the term ‘the tort/delict’ when weighing whether article 4(3) should displace the presumptive applicable…

Travel, Travel 10 Nov, 2021

FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie [2021] UKSC 45

Olinga Tahzib considers the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Brownlie (No 2) and asks what next in jurisdiction for tort claims in a post-Brexit England and Wales? In January 2010, Lady Brownlie was on holiday in Egypt staying at the Four Seasons hotel. She booked through the concierge a jeep tour which went tragically wrong when the vehicle in which she, her husband Sir Ian Brownlie, Ian’s daughter Rebecca and her two sons were travelling crashed in the desert. Sir Ian and his daughter were both killed and Lady Brownlie suffered significant injuries. She pursued claims for damages under Egyptian law, in contract and in tort, for personal injuries and also dependency for wrongful death. She started her…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Travel 26 Oct, 2021

Supreme Court

Supreme Court dismiss appeal in FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Lady Christine Brownlie

The Supreme Court has this morning dismissed the appeal of the Four Seasons hotel group, meaning that Lady Brownlie’s claims for personal injury and wrongful death arising out of the accident which killed her husband, Sir Ian Brownlie, in Egypt over 10 years ago, can proceed before the courts of England and Wales. The Court held by a majority (Lords Reed, Lloyd-Jones, Briggs and Burrows JJSC), that the jurisdictional gateway in tort claims pursuant to the civil procedure rules applies where a significant part of the damage is or will be sustained in England and Wales, notwithstanding initial or other damage also sustained outside the jurisdiction. It also held unanimously (Lord Leggatt JSC giving the main judgment on this issue)…

News 20 Oct, 2021

Sarah Crowther QC and Ian Denham speak at the PEOPIL Annual Conference in Málaga

On 15 and 16 October 2021, the Annual Conference of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers was held in Málaga, Spain.  This was the first conference held by PEOPIL since the pandemic started. Both Sarah Crowther QC and Ian Denham were invited to speak at the Conference. Sarah presented with Chris Deacon, Partner at Stewarts Law, on “UK – Post Brexit: Update on cross border personal injury claims, the Lugano Convention and international enforcement of judgments”.  Sarah focused on the jurisdiction rules that currently apply in England and Wales post-Brexit. Ian spoke on “Remote assessments for medical legal reports: are they here to stay?” alongside Jack J. Casciato, a Partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago and Rebeca…

News 19 Oct, 2021

OTC Travel Talks: General Damages in France, Spain and the Netherlands Part Two

Ian Denham is joined by Ana Romero Porro, Thomas Ricard and Gerben Janson in the next instalment of our ‘OTC Travel Talks’ series to discuss the quantification of non-pecuniary, or general damages, in Spain, France and the Netherlands. Welcome to another episode in the OTC Travel Talks series. Our most recent discussion, hosted by Ian Denham, continues with Ana Romero Porro of Cremades & Calvo Sotelo (Spain), Thomas Ricard of JP Karsenty & Associés (France) and Gerben Janson of Leidse Letselschade Advocaten (the Netherlands). It was divided up into two sections; The general approach to compensation in Spain, France and the Netherlands. This can be viewed here. Temporary and permanent disability. Part 2: Compensation for temporary and permanent disability In part 2, Ana describes the distinction between temporary and permanent…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 21 Apr, 2021

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