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Accidents & illnesses abroad compensation lawyers

Accredited Accidents & Illnesses Abroad Specialists

Accidents and Illnesses Abroad Specialist

APIL has a specialist accreditation for accidents & illnesses abroad claims. If an APIL member’s profile displays the specialist accreditation logo it shows that they have achieved a particularly high standard of expertise and competence and that they actually specialise in this area of the law. However, due to the specialised nature of this accreditation we may not have a member with specialist accreditation in your area.

Only accredited members appear on the public search facility. If an APIL member's profile does not display the accidents & illnesses abroad specialist logo they will still be accredited at one of the general levels offered by APIL, having satisfied APIL's specific and extensive criteria by providing evidence of their competency and experience in handling personal injury claims.

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Mr Scott Rigby of STEWARTS in London
Scott specialises in acting for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries abroad. He has secured over £40m in damages for his clients. He represented the claimant in the landmark case of Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances [2014] EWCA Civ 138. Scott represents clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, brachial plexus injuries and fatal injuries. These claims typically involve jurisdictional, applicable law and service disputes or are brought...
Brain injury lawyer Spinal cord injury lawyer Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Julian is a Partner, Head of Aviation and International Injury and Head of KM & Compliance at Stewarts. Julian joined Stewarts in 2000 and was appointed a partner in 2002. He founded the International Injury department in 2007 and built it to become No.1 ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500. In 2012 Julian was appointed the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.  He heads KM & Compliance, which involves developing and implementing improvements to the...
Spinal cord injury lawyer Accidents abroad lawyer Fatal accidents lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Fellow
Expertise Rebecca is a Senior Associate at Stewarts representing clients following serious international accidents, including UK residents injured overseas and foreign nationals who sustain serious injuries in the UK. Rebecca has extensive experience in running serious injury claims, with a particular focus on ensuring her clients have quick access to rehabilitation and interim payments, where possible. Experience Since joining Stewarts in 2019, Rebecca has recovered £17m in...
Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Chris Deacon of STEWARTS in London
I am is a specialist international injury lawyer and act exclusively for the victims of accidents abroad and in disputes with tour operators, hotels, travel providers and insurers. I am an APIL accredited spinal cord injury specialist, as well as an APIL accidents abroad accredited specialist and assessor.  I am proud to be ranked as a leading travel lawyer in both Chambers and The Legal 500. Chambers 2021 commented "He is a very experienced and very clever lawyer" and...
Spinal cord injury lawyer Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Jatinder is a Partner and head of the group illness team within the market leading international serious injury department at Irwin Mitchell LLP. He has significant experience of handling complex and high-value international serious illness and injury claims including a complex claim which is likely to be the highest valued gastric illness claim ever in the UK. He currently acts for a young boy who contracted E.Coli-0157 on holiday in Egypt in November 2016 and then developed a serious...
Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Fellow
Mr Mark Harvey of HUGH JAMES in Cardiff
Partner in charge of the Specialist Claims group at Hugh James in Cardiff and London where he heads up that office. He has obtained compensation for many individual victims of common but defective consumer products as well as victims of accidents overseas and arising out of travel, sport and leisure generally. He also leads a team who seek to remedy situations in which there has been a data breach or a breach of their confidential information.  Lead...
Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Mark is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury Law and is recognised as a Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is a partner of Digby Brown LLP, Scotland's largest litigation firm and winner of the Litigation Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards. Mark heads up Digby Brown's Foreign and Travel, Product Liability and Consumer Law departments. His areas of specialisation...
Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mrs Maud Lepez of RWK GOODMAN LLP in London
I am a bilingual and dually qualified lawyer (English/French) specialising in cross-border personal injury litigation. I act mostly for British victims of accidents abroad (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany etc...) or for foreigners injured in the UK. I have an in-depth knowledge and experience of specific issues that arise in cross-border claims, such as: determining which court has jurisdiction, which law is applicable, which experts are required etc... I hold two APIL...
Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Partner at Hugh James specialising in Travel Law.  I act for tourists who have become ill or been injured on package holidays, in road accidents abroad, on cruise liners and on aeroplanes. I also have experience in dealing with claims arising from aviation disasters and terrorist attacks.  Graduating from the University of Wolverhampton before completing my legal training at the College of Law, London, I qualified as a solicitor in 1996.  I worked in the...
Accidents abroad lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Injuries which are sustained on holiday abroad are types of claim which are often subject to different rules on time limits or the types of claim which can be made on your behalf. For instance, if you are injured on a ship or in an aeroplane, you may only have two years in which to start a legal action for compensation. If you are injured on holiday, the rules change depending on whether you booked your holiday as a package or not.

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