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  1. Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading sets
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  3. Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2017 silks
  4. Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2018 silks
  5. Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2019 silks
  6. Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading juniors

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1 Chancery Lane is β€˜one of the main sets for travel law’ which is β€˜particularly good on package travel’ and is described as β€˜excellent’ and β€˜having no weak links’. The set is β€˜strong throughout’ with standout silks such as Matthew Chapman QC and John Ross QC, and leading juniors like Sarah Prager, who has β€˜good understanding of law’, and β€˜the quite sharp’ Jack Harding.

2TG – 2 Temple Gardens is a β€˜very strong set dealing with all issues of travel litigation (jurisdiction and applicable law)’. Members have β€˜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.

3 Hare Court is β€˜the go-to set for travel insurance work’. The chambers is β€˜small, but that is part of its charm’ and members’ β€˜knowledge of this area of law is exceptional’. The set offers β€˜a first-rate service for travel, accidents abroad and cross-border jurisdiction matters’. Its barristers, which include Howard Stevens QC (β€˜an eye for detail’) and Katherine Deal (β€˜excellent and extremely hardworking’), act for both claimants and defendants; some of the set’s biggest clients include tour operators such as TUI and Thomas Cook. Typical claims involve Package Travel Regulations and concern interested parties at inquests resulting from deaths abroad.

Quadrant Chambers has a large team specialising in travel-related issues. The set has adopted a policy of β€˜dropping high-volume, low-value claims’ for a greater focus on β€˜regulatory work with multi-jurisdictional issues’. Many of the set’s instructions come for the aviation or shipping industries.

12 King's Bench Walk has established itself as β€˜one of the leading chambers for international injury work’ and its barristers offer β€˜leading expertise’ in jurisdiction and applicable law, package travel, aviation and multi-party litigation. Much of the set’s improvement is credited to its marketing efforts and new leadership, as well as the β€˜enthusiasm and expertise’ of William Audland QC. The set has also worked to develop its juniors which has led to β€˜probably the greatest depth of talent in this area of law.’

39 Essex Chambers has β€˜a wide range of counsel at all levels of call’ and a β€˜particular specialism in jurisdiction and travel claims’. The set’s travel and jurisdictional expertise includes group litigation and individual claims arising from food poisoning, sport and road traffic accidents, aviation and maritime issues, terror attacks, and personal injury.

Fountain Court Chambers travel law expertise focuses on aviation and regulatory claims, and the relationships between travel businesses and consumers in the European Union. Akhil Shah QC acted for Manchester Airport, an intervenor, in a judicial review which challenged a decision by ACL to refuse to allocate summer 2018 airport slots (worth Β£65m) to Monarch Airlines (in administration).

Outer Temple Chambers is β€˜an excellent set’ which is still β€˜rising up’ in travel law. The set took another step forward this year with three members obtaining silk – Sarah Crowther QC, Nathan Tavares QC and Eliot Woolf QC. The team has a β€˜high level of expertise in travel law in all levels of call’ and provides β€˜quick turnaround’ in claims of β€˜high complexity and value’, including package travel regulations and multi-jurisdictional cases.

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