We are specialists in the international claims sector and have the knowledge and expertise to advise on a wide range of claims and related issues, whether these are based in the UK or abroad.
In recent years there have been several attempts to harmonise European laws in the personal injury and insurance litigation areas. The European Regulation known as ‘Rome II’ sets out a standard set of rules for determining which jurisdiction should apply when more than one country is involved. The European Communities (Rights against Insurers) Regulations (2002) mean that motor claims can be issued directly against an insurer. The Package Tours Regulations (1992) also allow certain claims to be pursued in the UK following an accident abroad.
Even with these recent developments, UK Courts are often required to consider and apply the laws of foreign jurisdictions when dealing with cases involving a cross-border element. A detailed knowledge of European jurisdictions is therefore essential when dealing with international claims. As specialists in this area, we have a wealth of experience in handling these matters and can provide you with the assistance and advice that you require.