APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad

Commentary

CURRENCY: 2nd Edition, September 2018

The APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad second edition is a specialist text looking in detail at a highly technical and difficult aspect of personal injury practice.

This book is aimed at solicitors, barristers and legal executives who deal with claims that have cross-border elements, particularly those practitioners new to this expanding and rapidly developing field.

Written by leading lawyers in the field, it covers the Package Travel Regulations, jurisdiction and applicable law, direct action against insurers, shipping and aviation claims, and damages.

In keeping with the APIL Guides series, it takes a practical approach providing all the information needed to conduct a claim. The authors' explanatory commentary is supplemented by pleadings and precedents, together with relevant legislation and international materials making this an essential one-stop-shop for conducting PI claims with an international element.

This edition takes account of the following developments:

· Brussels Recast Regulation 1215/2012 update on jurisdiction (the current edition foreshadows some changes but there have been cases since then) including joinder of parties as claimants under ERGO v IF (CJEU);

· Re-write on MIB uninsured/unidentified driver claims to cover the Supreme Court case of Moreno and also Howe v MIB;

· Update on applicable law, to cover changes in Lazar (CJEU) in fatal accident claims, and also Brownlie v Four Seasons (Supreme Court);

· Other jurisdiction updates including Keefe v MAPFRE (Supreme Court) and Brownlie (CA) and non-European jurisdiction cases;

· A new section to update package travel in light of the new directive and the proposed implementation (as in the Queen’s Speech);

· Remedies and assessment of loss under foreign law – caselaw update.