Travel law & claims abroad

As more people travel abroad, inevitably legal disputes spanning different countries are becoming increasingly common.

The Trethowans LLP Travel Law team is a collaboration of personal injury specialists and insurance litigation specialists who have experience in cross border claims.

In some circumstances a compensation claim could be pursued through the Courts in England and Wales if the person has been injured or suffered an illness abroad.

Examples of typical claims that arise whilst abroad include:

  • Accidents or illness on holiday.
  • Accidents whilst working.
  • Accidents on ships.
  • Accidents on aircraft.
  • Road Traffic accidents.
  • Sports injuries.

In many cases, even though the accident itself may have occurred in a foreign country, it is still possible to bring a personal injury claim through the legal system in England and Wales (particularly if the accident occurred in the European Union).

We may also be able to act on your behalf if a claim is being pursued against you arising out of an incident abroad or travel, which is not covered by any insurance.

We may also be able to assist you in respect of any cross border insurance issues which may have arisen, such as problems with your travel insurance cover.

Whatever the nature of your problem, cross border claims can raise complex legal issues and it is therefore important to seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible. The team at Trethowans LLP are experienced in dealing with these types of claim and would be happy to answer any questions or queries.

Trethowans LLP are active members of PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers).

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Bethany Blamire
Insurance Litigation
023 8082 0549
07500 935 694
Insurance Litigation
Kelvin Farmaner
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Group
Insurance Litigation
023 8082 0527
07500 935 553
Insurance Litigation
Tom Hartigan
Personal Injury
01722 426969
07917 272 373
Personal Injury


James Braund
Senior Associate - Personal Injury Solicitor in Poole
Personal Injury
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury

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