International claims

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.

Meet the team

Bethany Blamire
Partner
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0549
07500 935 694
Insurance Litigation
Kelvin Farmaner
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Group
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0527
07500 935 553
Insurance Litigation
Sarah Wheadon
Partner
Health & Safety and Regulatory
Southampton
023 8082 0485
07881 343975
Health & Safety and Regulatory
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury
James Braund
Senior Associate - Personal Injury Solicitor in Poole
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury
James Parsons
Consultant Solicitor
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
01752 421590
07970 191 514
Insurance Litigation
Andrew Boba
Paralegal
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0495
Insurance Litigation
Victoria Barrington
Legal Secretary
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0520
Insurance Litigation
Angela Fraser
Legal Secretary
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0517
Insurance Litigation

First person - Insurance litigation

Kelvin Farmaner