The Penningtons Manches travel law team specialises in providing fast, innovative and effective solutions for travel industry clients in this complex and ever-changing area of law. We represent high-profile travel insurers, underwriters, Lloyds syndicates, intermediaries and assistance companies.

The breadth of our expertise is recognised by various household name insurers for whom we act as the panel solicitors and who regard us as a trusted adviser on a range of legal issues affecting the travel industry. Our insurer clients primarily rely on us to represent their policyholders for compensation claims arising from accidents abroad and to act for the insured in a defendant capacity when necessary.

We recognise the importance of insurance recoveries and have created insurer-focused schemes for travel insurers and assistance companies to reduce leakage. We are also instructed to defend travel insurers against breach-of-contract claims pursued by their policyholders.

As a member firm on both Multilaw and The European Law Group, we can call upon other member firms around the world for assistance in addition to our established and trusted network of foreign personal injury lawyers.

Our team includes members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association and the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers. In 2012 the team won the International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) award for Legal Services Provider of the Year and we were again shortlisted for this award in 2013.

We offer expert advice to travel insurers on:

  • Legal expenses and personal liability claims
  • The recovery of insurance outlays against negligent third parties
  • EHIC and the defence of debt recovery claims pursued by foreign hospitals
  • The defence of breach of contract claims pursued by policyholders

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