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Lucy Wyles

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


Lucy practises in personal injury, clinical negligence and insurance. She specialises in personal injury cases and has acted in claims involving catastrophic injuries, fatal accidents, occupational health issues and stress at work. She has considerable expertise in dealing with international claims with an international element.. She is regularly instructed to act in substantial claims resulting from accidents on holiday and in other cases involving jurisdiction and choice of law disputes. Lucy was lead Assistant Editor for the 2nd edition of European Civil Practice (Layton & Mercer), one of the leading textbooks on jurisdiction. Lucy has wide experience not only of claims under the Package Travel Regulations but also in relation to recovery claims from suppliers abroad. Lucy is familiar with the issues arising in choice of law disputes, including the application of the Rome I Regulation and the Rome II Regulation and their predecessors. She has particular experience in jurisdiction and enforcement issues under the Brussels Regulation and otherwise, including disputes as to validity of service; contesting jurisdiction on substantive and procedural grounds; registration and enforcement disputes; and jurisdiction over non-parties. Illustrative cases include: Virgin v BAA and others (2012). Injury during airport wheelchair transfer; Chipperfield v Thomas Cook (2011). Catastrophic injury from balcony collapse in Spanish villa; Hine v Esprit Holidays (2011). Dog-sled accident in Lapland; Kirby v Mancey (2011). Skiing accident in France; Firshman v Thomas Cook (ongoing). Legionnaire’s disease in Mexican hotel; Kurik v VHV (2012) RTA with jurisdiction issues as to both claimant and tortfeasor; Singleton v Union Alcoyana (2011) RTA: stay for parallel proceedings in Spain; Cummings v Allianz (2012). Applicable law issue in respect of Italian accident resulting in brain injury. Lucy has extensive experience of employer’s liability claims including disease (WRULD, deafness, asthma and cancers), manual handling and workplace accidents, stress at work and bullying; occupier’s liability claims; sporting accidents; catastrophic injuries and fatal claims; product liability claims; and direct claims by foreign social insurers. Cases include: Chodkiewicz v Hoistway Ltd (2012) brain injury in lift shaft accident; H v McCormack Ltd (2010) brain injury to cyclist ; A v F (2010) brain injury claim arising from fall into theatre pit. Her clinical negligence experience covers obstetrics and gynaecology (cord prolapse; hypoxia; Erb’s palsy); general surgery; paediatrics; neurology; orthopaedics; MRSA and general practice. Recent cases include: Re AM (2011 – ongoing); onset of cauda equine syndrome in Portugal; Jones v Carmarthenshire NHS Trust [2011]; complications after abdominal surgery; DT v Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust [2010 – settled]; QBD cerebral palsy arising out of perinatal care. Lucy also has experience of insurance disputes arising out of a range of different covers, including policy interpretation; repudiation and avoidance for misrepresentation, non-disclosure and fraud; motor insurance and claims relating to the MIB; property damage claims; direct and recovery actions. Recent cases include: C v Liverpool Victoria [2011 – settled]; alleged fraud in property damage claim ; W v AXA [2010] claim in respect of burglary damage abroad; Danneau v EUI Ltd [2008]; whether policy covered courtesy car; Dempster v Diamond Insurance [2008]; alleged fraud in respect of motor theft claim; Seiffert v Booker QBD [2006]; direct claim by German statutory insurer.


Called 1994; Lincoln’s Inn. Publications: assistant editor ‘European Civil Practice’, Sweet & Maxwell (2nd ed, 2004).


Fluent French, basic German.


Bar European Group; PIBA; LCLCBA; COMBAR.


St Mary’s School, Calne; Merton College, Oxford (1992 MA Hons Jurisprudence); Université Libre De Bruxelles (1993 Licence Spéciale in EC law).


Four children.

London Bar

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Lucy Wyles - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensNoted for cases involving accidents abroad.’

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Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading juniors

Lucy Wyles - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensRecommended for cases arising from accidents abroad.’

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