In this chapter we recognise 22 silks and 15 juniors for their exceptional work on a range of travel matters, including personal injury claims, and all aspects of contentious aviation.
Most highly regarded
• William Audland QC - 12 King’s Bench Walk, London
• Matthew Chapman QC - 1 Chancery Lane, London
• Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2 Temple Gardens, London
• Robert Weir QC - Devereux Chambers, London
• Bernard Doherty - 39 Essex Chambers, London
• Tim Marland – Quadrant Chambers, London
• Sarah Prager - 1 Chancery Lane, London
Fountain Court Chambers performs well here with six listings.
Akhil Shah QC comes highly recommended for his outstanding aviation-related knowledge and expertise in EU law.
Stephen Moriarty QC is “an exceptionally good litigator”, say impressed peers who rate his international experience in contentious aviation proceedings.
Michael McLaren QC is distinguished among peers for his adept handling of high-profile aviation disputes.
Rosalind Phelps QC stands out for her “robust, clear and commercial advice”, and “her ability to cut through the detail to get to the issues that matter”.
2 Temple Gardens receives three listings here.
Marie Louise Kinsler QC is “exceptional on complex EU law matters” and a “regular opponent” in sophisticated aviation and commercial disputes.
Charles Dougherty QC is a “cross-border injury case specialist”, singled out as “great on jurisdictional issues”.
Howard Palmer QC is highly adept in “insurance-related cross-border work” in the aviation sector, according to impressed peers.
Robert Weir QC at Devereux Chambers is a “standout cross-border personal injury lawyer of his generation”, remark sources who add he “is extremely busy in this field”.
Matthew Chapman QC at 1 Chancery Lane is widely regarded as an “authority on package travel claims”.
William Audland QC at 12 King’s Bench Walk stands out for his work in international personal injury claims, and his “authoritative manner in court”.
Hugh Mercer QC at Essex Court Chambers is “an EU law specialist” and “delightful” to work with.
Katherine Deal QC at 3 Hare Court is credited with an “excellent reputation for claimant personal injury work”.
Howard Stevens QC is well respected as “the go-to silk for the leading tour operators”.
Tim Marland at Quadrant Chambers is “an industry expert” in contentious aviation matters and ranks as one of the foremost juniors at the Bar.
Bernard Doherty at 39 Essex Chambers is an “excellent and well-rounded advocate” with “extensive knowledge of the law”.
Sarah Prager at 1 Chancery Lane is an “standout advocate” who is “committed to the client’s case” and “gets judges onside quickly”.
Jack Harding is “a well-prepared and hardworking opponent” with excellent knowledge of cross-border personal injury matters.
Bajul Shah at XXIV Old Buildings is “a bright and extremely experienced barrister” with considerable expertise in aviation matters.
At Devereux Chambers, Bruce Silvester is a standout advocate with an excellent track record in travel illness claims.
Philip Mead at 12 King’s Bench Walk is widely regarded as an “up-and-coming star” in personal injury EU law matters.
At 2 Temple Gardens, Lucy Wyles comes highly recommended by peers who applaud her deep knowledge of personal injury and travel disputes.