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Marie Louise Kinsler QC

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2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)


Marie Louise has a specialist practice, focusing on private international law and EU law. She acts as specialist counsel on jurisdiction, choice of law and related issues in a wide variety of claims. Recent work includes acting for the Claimants in the Supreme Court in Vedanta, a jurisdiction dispute in a group environmental claim concerning copper mining in Zambia, and acting for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Kenyan Emergency group litigation, a claim by 42,000 Kenyans arising out of the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s.

She has a particular reputation for appellate work involving novel points of law. In the last year she has appeared in 3 cases in the Supreme Court (Brownlie v Four Seasons, Moreno v MIB, Iraqi civilians v MOD) and regularly appears in the Court of Appeal. She is currently instructed in 4 ongoing appeals including 2 which raise issues concerning the scope of the rules in Rome I and II and the equivalent provisions in the Brussels Recast Regulation.

Apart from her career in Chambers, Marie Louise has taught EU law at Cambridge University and she is frequently invited to lecture in this country and abroad.


Called 1991, Inner Temple. Assistant to the inspectors appointed by the DTI under the Companies Act 1985 to investigate the affairs of Queens Moat Houses plc. Apart from her career in chambers, she has taught European law at Cambridge University. She contributed to ‘European Civil Practice’ (Sweet and Maxwell, 2nd ed).


British Institute for International and Comparative Law
Bar European Group
European Circuit
Franco-British Lawyers Society


European School, Brussels; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA Law, Wiener Anspach award for European law); College of Europe, Brussels (Diploma in Advanced European Law).

London Bar

EU law

Within: EU law – 2017 silks

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensVery intelligent and highly respected for cross-border travel work involving interpretation of EU law. She is very thorough in giving advice.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – 2017 silks

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensA specialist for international and jurisdictional disputes.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – 2017 silks

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensShe specialises in advising on personal injury claims arising from accidents abroad.

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2017 silks

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensShe is a standout performer and has a great knowledge on claims with a foreign element.

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

2TG – 2 Temple Gardens is a ‘very strong set dealing with all issues of travel litigation (jurisdiction and applicable law)’. Members have ‘real expertise in private international law’ and the core of their practice is dealing with the application of foreign law to high-value personal injury claims arising from accidents abroad. Highlights of the year include the Supreme Court decision in Brownlie v Four Seasons, in which Howard Palmer QC, Marie Louise Kinsler QC and Alistair Mackenzie appeared, concerning the ability to bring an action in tort in England arising out of an accident overseas.

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