Accidents Abroad Legal Update

Our personal injury team are recognised for their experience and outstanding results in a wide range of compensation claims, including those which happen whilst travelling abroad.

Cross Border Litigation

Cross border litigation can be incredibly complex and to help fellow lawyers understand some of the key issues, Lanyon Bowdler is holding a full day ‘Accidents Abroad Legal Update’ on Friday 6 March 2015 at the MalMaison Hotel in the centre of Birmingham, starting at 9am, concluding at around 5pm.

Solicitor, and accidents abroad specialist, Louise Howard is leading this event and she has carefully selected a panel of ‘leaders in their field’ to provide an overview and general legal update, as well as a discussion based on a fictitious case study.


The Panel of Experts

Bernard Doherty - Barrister at Thirty Nine Essex Street

Bernard will be discussing recent case law and updates. Bernard undertakes the full breadth of personal injury cases. His particular speciality is in cross border cases and he has extensive experience in conflict of laws, European law and the law relating to treaties governing international travel and transport. He is the lead author of Accidents Abroad: International Personal Injury Claims and has been instructed in several of the leading reported cases.

Lucy Wyles - Barrister at 2 Temple Gardens

Jurisdiction is always an important consideration with an accident abroad and Lucy Wyles will be discussing the issues often involved. Lucy specialises in personal injury cases. She has particular experience of issues arising from accidents abroad and other aspects of travel law. Lucy was lead Assistant Editor for the 2nd edition of European Civil Practice one of the lead textbooks on jurisdiction.

Neil Lorimer - Partner at Lanyon Bowdler

Neil is an award winning personal injury solicitor who specialises in catastrophic injuries including head injuries and amputations. Neil is a partner and heads the accidents abroad team at Lanyon Bowdler.

Antoinette Collignon-Smit Sibinga - Partner of Legaltree

As a co-founder of the Pan-European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and the first Dutch (as well as first female) president from 2009 until September 2013, Antoinette will be discussing PEOPIL, its role in cross border litigation and how she assists in cases. Antoinette specialises in international negligence and damages, including personal injury, road traffic accidents at work.

Jon Sutton - Partner of De Cotta Law

Jon is registered as both a solicitor of England and Wales and as a registered foreign lawyer with the Colegion de Abogados of Málaga. He is the head of the international personal injury litigation team at De Cotta Law. Jon will be sharing his experiences of assisting private clients and UK law firms with claims for accidents which occur in Spain.

Paul Rosson - Frenkel Topping

Paul is an independent financial adviser and has been advising clients since 1990. He will be discussing the complications that can arise when considering periodical payments in an accident abroad case. Paul is one of the industry’s leading specialists and works exclusively in the field of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Criminal Injuries Compensation.

20% Discount if you Book Before 31 January 2015

Book before 31 January 2015 and there is a 20% from the ticket price of £100.

As well as presentations from the key speakers, analysis of the case study and a question and answer session, the day includes mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments, together with lunch and the opportunity to network in the bar of the MalMaison once the event finishes.

To book your place contact Louise Howard or myself, Amanda Jones, on 01743 280280 or email