We are recognised as the experts in jurisdiction and “choice of law” in cross-border personal injury claims, having been involved in nearly all of the leading cases over the years.
What sets us apart from other sets is our real expertise in private international law. Members frequently collaborate with the leading academics in the field both on specific cases and at events for practitioners and academics.
Our range of experience makes us ideally placed to advise in the ever-expanding area of travel-related litigation, with counsel able to provide advice and representation in claims of all sizes.
We represent claimants (as individuals and in group actions) and defendants. We act for and against insurers, airlines, tour operators, travel agents, hoteliers and cruise operators.
We act across the entire range of travel related litigation, in claims arising from accidents abroad or international travel by road, rail, air and sea. Members of the group handle claims for compensation under English and foreign law as well as under various specific regimes such as the Montreal and Athens Conventions and the Package Travel Regulations. At 2TG we are particularly well placed to advise on cases which have a cross-over with other practice areas to which members bring particular expertise, including insurance and contractual disputes, liability of carriers, product liability and clinical negligence.
We are also expert in dealing with test and group litigation in respect of international personal injury. Recent examples of these include sexual abuse claims at a tea plantation and claims relating to serious injuries inflicted by corporate, state and/or security forces at a number of African mines including a goldmine, an iron ore mine, a copper mine and a ruby mine. Our members are top choices for acting and advising on the jurisdiction elements of these important cases and they frequently argue points of law at appellate level.
We are very experienced at working on issues of foreign law and regularly work with foreign lawyers in the increasing numbers of cases in which the English court is required to apply foreign law. We work in a number of languages, including French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish.