Dan Saxby has a substantial common law practice, with a particular speciality in both personal injury and travel law, fields in which he has long been recognised as a leading junior. He also has an extensive inquest practice and is regularly instructed in such matters, including those of the highest profile and sensitivity.

Dan is particularly noted in the directories for his thorough and meticulous approach, and for the excellence of his advocacy. He is regularly instructed in complex and high value matters in each of his specialist areas, often litigating against silks.

Expertise

Dan has a wide-ranging and substantial personal injury practice. He has been instructed in numerous high value and complex matters, including (but not limited to) those involving traumatic brain injury, severe and catastrophic loss, including paraplegia, and industrial disease.  He also has experience of and a particular interest in claims arising from abuse, including historic abuse.

Dan has a very extensive travel law practice and accepts instructions in all areas in the field, including those arising from the Package Travel Regulations, accidents and illnesses occurring during the course of air travel, and aboard cruise ships. Dan also regularly advises upon and acts in claims where jurisdiction is in issue.

Dan has acted for almost all major tour operators and airlines and has a wealth of litigation experience in this respect, including (but not limited to):

  • injury claims arising during the course of a holiday or excursion (in numerous cases, where severe or catastrophic injury has been sustained, including brain injury and paraplegia);
  • gastric illness claims (including cases where claims have been brought by several hundred claimants, as well as individual claims of particularly high value and/or medical complexity);
  • legionella claims;
  • claims where there is alleged to have been an outbreak of a particular pathogen and/or illness in resort;
  • and, recovery actions brought against hotel chains or local suppliers.

Notable Travel Law cases


Titshall v. Qwerty Travel [2011] EWCA Civ 1569

The Court of Appeal discussed the correct approach to determining whether a customer had been sold a “package” within the meaning of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 reg.2(1). In determining whether components were sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price, it was necessary to answer the factual question of whether the services were being sold or offered for sale as components of a combination, or whether they were being sold or offered for sale separately, but at the same time.


Dan has a significant inquest practice and has acted in various high profile and sensitive matters.

Such instructions include appearing on behalf of:

  • British Airways, at the inquest into the death of a 15 year old-girl who had a severe allergic reaction on board a flight having consumed a baguette purchased from Pret-a-Manger at the airport;
  • Kuoni, at the inquest into the death of a customer who drowned during an excursion on honeymoon in Thailand;
  • Jet2Holidays at the inquest into the death of a 2 year old girl following her acquisition of a unique strain of e-coli in Turkey;
  • and, TUI, at the inquest into the death of a 4 year-old girl who suffered a near-drowning event in Egypt whilst on holiday.

"A ferocious litigator." - Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)

Chambers & Partners 2022

‘ Dan has a good mastery of the technical issues and works hard for his clients. ’ - Leading Junior - Travel Law

Legal 500 2022

"Very practical, pragmatic and forceful when necessary." "A good trial advocate." - Travel: International Personal Injury

Chambers and Partners 2021

‘Provides strong technical arguments.’ - Leading Junior - Personal Injury

Legal 500 2021

‘His mastery of travel law and the most intricate and technical principles of both fact and civil procedure are his strongest qualities.’ - Leading Junior - Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Legal 500 2021

‘His ability to get under the skin of the technical arguments is excellent.’ Personal injury - Leading Juniors - Ranked: Tier 4

Legal 500 2020

"He takes a meticulous approach to cases and demonstrates a level of analytical skill that simply cannot be compared. He is pragmatic, focused and intuitive. No matter the situation or circumstance, Dan is patient and caring, and expertly balances this with his ability to act quickly and rationally." Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar) - Band 2

Chambers & Partners 2020

Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar) - Band 2 - "He is very clever and very good on his feet in court." "He takes a meticulous approach to cases and demonstrates a level of analytical skill that simply cannot be compared. He is pragmatic, focused and intuitive. No matter the situation or circumstance, Dan is patient and caring, and expertly balances this with his ability to act quickly and rationally."

Chambers & Partners 2020

‘His ability to get under the skin of the technical arguments is excellent.’ Personal injury - Leading Juniors - Ranked: Tier 4 ‘He is a good advocate.’ - Leading Juniors - Ranked: Tier 2

Legal 500 2020

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