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          International Claims and Travel Group

          We offer peace of mind, grounded in more than 35 years of experience of advising UK-based and international insurers, as well as multi-jurisdictional organisations and the travel industry.

          We understand that mounting costs, fraudulent claims and increased liability in international claims and travel matters require a deep understanding and industry experience.

          "Strong and worthy opponents who had a consensual attitude to the litigation, but were not afraid to fight their corner when necessary.”
          – Partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors

          Recognised by the industry as one of the leading international claims and travel teams, our multilingual International Claims & Travel specialists are trusted to deliver expertise across a wide range of international and cross-border claims.

          From the largest catastrophic injury claims through to the smallest cross-border dispute, our approach is distinctively practical. Our work includes advising on claims relating to catastrophic injury, motor, employers', public, product and holiday/travel matters, as well as on the many changing areas of UK law which have increased the exposure levels for overseas businesses operating in the UK, and for UK companies with employees based overseas.

          • Catastrophic injuries arising abroad.
          • Foreign Nationals injured in the UK.
          • Jurisdiction and applicable law claims and litigation arising under Private International Law.
          • Defence of cross-border product liability claims and product recalls.
          • Package Travel Regulations claims.
          • Contractual terms, coverage and local standards.
          • Tour operator, travel agent and hire company liability.
          • Defence of claims against hotels and hoteliers.
          • Coach collisions and organised/school trips.
          • Travel insurance and overseas motor claims.
          • Legionnaires' disease; and holiday sickness claims.
          • Skiing, jet ski accidents and cruise ship claims.
          • Claims under the Athens and Montreal conventions.
          • Transportation.

          Key Contacts and Information

          Claire Bowler

          Claire Bowler

          Head of Insurance Sector

          Sara-Jane Eaton

          Head of International Claims and Travel

          A truly international service

          Operating across the global DWF office network, and with trusted referral partners throughout Europe and beyond, being able to communicate effectively with all parties is a crucial part of what sets us apart.  With French, German, Spanish and Dutch-speaking members of the team, a number have specialised in international claims handling, and related matters, for many years. 

          Claire Bowler

          • Partner // Head of Insurance Sector

          Sara-Jane Eaton

          • Partner // Head of European Group // International Claims and Travel Group

          Damien van Brunschot

          • Principal Lawyer // Head of Insurance

          Matteo Cerretti

          • Partner // Head of Insurance (Italy)

          What our clients say

          "Claire Bowler leads a skilled and talented team, with a great understanding of the client's needs and the issues posed by cross-border claims. Their legal knowledge, technical ability, rapid absorption and detail and superb tactical appreciation of strengths and weakness mark them out as formidable opponents."
          – Queen's Counsel, 4 New Square
          "Sara-Jane Eaton, alongside her excellent legal skills, is multilingual and has a very good knowledge of continental culture and habits. Very good service, short response times and large industry knowledge."
          – Gothaer Insurance, Germany
          "The DWF team was invaluable in a complex case involving a number of Eastern European claimants. Their expert knowledge and assistance greatly simplified what could have proved to be a logistical nightmare."
          – Claims Manager, Mitsui Amlin
          "A formidable team with real experience in, and understanding of, international claims. They combine a pro-active and dynamic attitude to litigation with real efficiency, user friendliness and will do the best for the clients. I do not think there is anyone better in the market"
          – Queen's Counsel, 39 Essex Chambers
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