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“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 be appropriate to consider another forum.

Dan considered the future of forum non conveniens in terms of offering a greater scope of application, how cross-border cases are litigated, litigating in a post-pandemic world and further reforms.

Will then took to the stage to highlight the case of Klifa v Slater, a skiing accident where French law applied but the defendant, domiciled in England, applied for the claim to be stayed on the grounds of forum non conveniens. Will considered the factors pointing towards a stay of English claim and towards a no stay before continuing to summarise the outcome of the case and offering some key points to take away.

View the full slide deck here.

Watch the talk; What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?

About the presenters

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 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.

Find Out More

If you would like to discuss any of the issues covered in this article please contact Paul Barton or Mark Gardner on +44 (0)20 7353 6381 who would be happy to have a discussion in the strictest of confidence

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Daniel Clarke

Call: 2005

Will Young

Call: 2008

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