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Marie Louise Kinsler QC

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


Marie Louise practises in civil and commercial law, specialising in claims with an international element. She has particular expertise in issues of jurisdiction, choice of law and the impact of EU law on English law, acting in several leading cases. In the last four years she has appeared in six cases in the Court of Appeal: jurisdiction (Cooley v Ramsey [2008] EWHC 129); Rome II Regulation (Jacobs v MIB [2010] EWCA Civ 1208; and Bacon v Nacional Suiza [2010] EWHC 231); choice of law in fatal accident claims (Cox v Victoria [2012] EWCA Civ 1001); application of EU motor insurance directives (Bristol v EUI [2012] EWCA Civ 1267; McCall v Poulton [2008] EWCA Civ 1313). Marie Louise regularly advises on jurisdiction and choice of law in a wide variety of claims including professional negligence, insurance, product liability, employer’s liability and personal injury claims. Marie Louise has also taught European law at Cambridge; 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).


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).

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – 2017 silks

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensHer expertise in jurisdictional issues is unmatched.’

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – 2017 silks

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensRecommended for jurisdictional issues in personal injury cases.’

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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 knows travel law like the back of her hand.’

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

2TG – 2 Temple Gardens is well known for jurisdictional issues and claims arising out of accidents abroad. New silk Marie Louise Kinsler QC appeared in the Supreme Court case of Moreno v Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), which clarified the role of the MIB in relation to claims against foreign uninsured drivers.

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