Accidents Abroad & International Travel
Chambers has a team of barristers experienced in international personal injury work, with a proven track record in this specialist field.
Members act in single-party and multi-party cases. Instructions span the full spectrum of severity, from fast-track to catastrophic.
The team has acted in a very wide range of claims for individuals; everything from sub-standard hotel facilities to fatal aircraft crashes.
We have particular expertise in group actions, including outbreaks attributable to food poisoning and Cryptosporidiosis. Members have also acted in multi-party actions arising from road traffic accidents abroad, for example, coach collisions.
Our expertise in jurisdictional points has been honed by a long history of acting for those injured whilst working at sea, both as divers and on board vessels and for those injured in foreign docks.
Another specialism is high-value cross-jurisdictional disputes between England and the Southern Hemisphere. Richard Royle, a door tenant in Chambers and leading barrister in New South Wales, is engaged alone or with others from Chambers in various overseas claims, including Australian-based torts heard in the English courts and vice versa.
Rob Weir QC is responsible for the conflict of laws chapter in Kemp & Kemp.