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"The barristers are reliable specialists in their field who provide high quality legal advice and representation. They also understand their clients."

Chambers & Partners

The work we do:

We are regularly instructed in personal injury claims in the context of road traffic accidents, aviation, marine and occupational disease.

Our specialist barristers are experts in foreign claims and have expertise in handling cases with jurisdictional issues including Rome I and Rome II Regulations and the application of foreign law. Our work includes cases involving employer’s liability for accidents abroad, fatal accidents abroad, air accident claims, lost/delayed baggage claims, food poisoning and infections, denied boarding claims, holiday and consumer claims, maritime claims and claims in the provision of foreign services and property.

We frequently act for airlines and the families of passengers affected by major airline disasters. We have members renowned for their grasp of European law and claims in relation to The Package Travel Regulations and The Montreal Convention. We are reputed as having a strong focus on the aviation industry and handle cases concerning air accidents and airport and airfield-related incidents that have arisen from accidents that have resulted in serious injury or death overseas. We often deal with questions of jurisdiction and applicable law, cross-border recovery of benefits under EU law and contractual and other recovery proceedings on behalf of tour operators against foreign suppliers.

Our barristers have experience appearing at Coroner’s Court hearings through to the conclusion of any civil claims that might arise.

We are also at the forefront of public inquiries concerned with major accidents or disaster and have been involved in many of the most tragic travel disasters dating back to the King’s Cross Fire Inquiry in 1988.

We are also regularly instructed to act both for and against companies providing private and public passenger services, freight/logistics operators in road and rail, fleet and logistics companies and infrastructure providers on a full range of legal issues. Our renowned employment team has been instructed in many of the highest-profile industrial action disputes in recent years.

Who we act for:

  • Claimants
  • Insurers
  • Airlines
  • Trade unions
  • Travel companies
  • Customers
  • Railway companies
  • Manufacturers

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Key contacts

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 Email

Graham Smith

Deputy Senior Clerk
Graham Smith 020 7269 0357 Email
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

or

Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532