Phil acts both on behalf of individuals who suffer injury in foreign accidents as well as for groups of clients who suffer illness in hotels or on cruise ships abroad.
His team has handled one of the largest group claims of its kind against a large UK based tour operator, involving almost 1,000 claimants and a total settlement of over £3 million. Phil's team has also acted for a young girl who faces devastating future consequences, including loss of kidney, following the contraction of E-coli 0157 abroad. This claim settled for a record level of damages for a case of this type.
The team acts for a number of individuals who have contracted serious injuries in accidents abroad, whilst on holiday or at work. These claims involve, for example, clients who have had road traffic accidents, accidents at a hotel, aircraft accidents, coach crashes or accidents at sea. Some of these claims are worth over £1 million.
This is a complex and challenging area of law and, to successfully pursue such claims, an in-depth knowledge of the issues that are raised is required. Phil’s team works closely with foreign lawyers to push the boundaries of law in what are often hard fought claims.
These cases have attracted local and national press interest, and Phil has been interviewed on radio and TV, as well as being quoted in the press on several occasions in connection with claims that his team handles.
Philip Banks is "well known and well respected, and knows his stuff in the claimant personal injury field."
Chambers & Partners Directory 2015
Philip Banks is described as “calm, unflappable and excellent with clients.”
Legal 500 2014
Philip Banks impressed commentators, who say: "The thing that sums him up most is that, even with very aggressive opponents, he maintains a complete calm under fire."
Chambers & Partners Directory 2014
Philip is "thorough and timely."
Legal 500 Guide 2013
Philip Banks wins praise as a "charismatic and very talented" individual. He focuses on injuries abroad, as well as acting for groups of clients who sustain illnesses whilst on holiday.
Chambers & Partners Directory 2012
Philip Banks is a recognised name in the field of international personal injury and acted with Garner on the coach crash matter mentioned above. Phil acts both on behalf of individuals who suffer injury in foreign accidents as well as for groups of clients who suffer illness in hotels or on cruise ships abroad.
Chambers & Partners Directory 2011
Philip Banks is a "measured and thoughtful individual who really knows how to deal with people".
Chambers & Partners Directory 2009
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