Our experienced team of barristers has a proven track record in international personal injury work. Both Chambers UK and Legal 500 recognise our team as a leading travel law set.
Our members regularly act in single-party and multi-party cases. Instructions span the full spectrum of severity, from fast-track to fatal and catastrophic matters.
The team has acted in a very wide range of claims for individuals, from sub-standard hotel facilities to fatal aircraft crashes.
The expertise of our members in international personal injury has been consistently recognised by the leading directories.
“Members are experienced in the handling of both single-party and multiparty claims, and are regularly called upon to act for and advise on cases involving catastrophic injuries sustained abroad and serious holiday sickness claims.” – Chambers UK 2022
“Devereux is held in high regard for its expertise spanning a wide range of international personal injury matters.” – Chambers UK 2021
“The team also offers expertise in holiday sickness claims, and is particularly well regarded for its handling of conflict of laws and jurisdiction disputes.” – Chambers UK 2020
Our expertise in jurisdictional points has been honed by a long history of acting for those injured whilst working at sea. Matters have included acting for divers, seafarers, and those injured in foreign docks.
We have significant 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, including coach collisions.
Another specialism is high-value cross-jurisdictional disputes between England and the Southern Hemisphere. Richard Royle is a leading barrister in New South Wales and has acted alone or with others from Chambers in various overseas claims, including Australian-based torts heard in the English courts and vice versa.
Rob Weir KC is responsible for the conflict of laws chapter in Kemp & Kemp.