"The team has so many contacts with foreign insurers and so many people with foreign languages that it is miles ahead of others."

Chambers and Partners (2014)

About Us


Irwin Mitchell’s specialist team of travel claims lawyers has an unrivalled record in dealing with overseas accident and illness claims. Over the years we’ve helped thousands of people across many countries and have an excellent understanding of the often complex issues involved in international cases. In illness claims alone we’ve recovered damages for over 10,000 clients, including holidaymakers in countries as varied as Turkey, Egypt and the Dominican Republic.

We’re committed to fighting for our clients to get the compensation they deserve, whether at home or abroad. We’ll support you every step of the way with efficient, friendly service and straightforward advice. Our proven track record in securing compensation for travel claims means that you can trust us to do justice with your case.

Our people

Our expert team includes French and German lawyers as well as specialists fluent in a range of other languages: you can count on us to battle for your best interests. We’re a truly global group, with over 50 lawyers in touch with foreign agents in more than 80 jurisdictions.

Irwin Mitchell’s travel injury department is rated by the Legal 500 as a top-tier team which “consistently delivers the highest standards of client care.” The Legal 500 continues by saying that our Head of Practice, Clive Garner, “won’t rest until he has the best possible result for his clients; he is a goal-getter with the interests of his clients at heart.”

Chambers and Partners are similarly impressed by the travel claims group at Irwin Mitchell, reporting that we “win applause for [our] ‘legal expertise, language skills and knowledge of overseas jurisdictions.’”

One of our Partners, Philip Banks, is praised by Chambers as a “charismatic and very talented” individual, while “London-based Partner Demetrius Danas focuses on accident cases. He has extensive experience of cross-border claims and overseas litigation”. Chambers continues by recommending Suki Chhokar as "a key member of the firm's Birmingham practice. He handles illness claims and group actions”.

We’re immensely proud of our reputation and will continue to provide the highest quality legal help to our clients.

The Partners who supervise the work of our travel claims team are listed below. Click on their names to find out more about them.

Cold Calling

Important notice: We are aware that some companies are making cold calls to individuals asking to discuss potential holiday claims. We understand that individuals have been directed to our website when querying the reason for the call. Please be aware that we do not engage in cold-calling. If you are contacted by someone suspicious, don't give them any personal details. We would also suggest that you note the details of the caller and report this to the Information Commissioners Office, www.ico.org.uk/concerns/

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"We were very happy with the outcome of our case, especially as we were initially offered nothing from the Tour Operator. Irwin Mitchell were very professional throughout and we are very happy with the outcome."

Chris and Michael, Worksop