Daniel Scognamiglio Partner

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Contact Details

“Every aspect of the service was exceptional. Daniel Scognamiglio from the Travel team kept me informed at all times and did an excellent job.”

Miss E. Brighton
Daniel leads our travel team based in Southampton. He is named as a Leading Individual in the 2016 Legal 500 Directory.

Main areas of practice 

Daniel is a specialist in multi-jurisdictional disputes, travel insurance litigation and tour operator liability. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Attorney at Law (non practising) New York.

Daniel has a particular specialism in handling travel insurance and foreign personal injury matters, advising insurers and the public as a result of accidents that have happened abroad; dealing with general insurance litigation and commercial disputes with an international or multi-jurisdictional element. Daniel also advises travel agents and tour operators as to the Package Travel Regulations, ATOL and CAA.

Clients 

Daniel's expertise has seen him act for travel insurers, tour operators, travel agents, legal expenses insurers and claimants, mostly in contentious multi jurisdictional matters. 

Significant experience 

Daniel is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in Chambers for handling multi-jurisdictional personal injury claims. He has worked on some of the leading cases involving the implication of the European law on English law and recovered damages to include insurers' outlays worth several million pounds. Daniel handles numerous claims in the USA, having concluded several large cases by way of Transatlantic mediation.

Other expertise

  • Travel insurance regulation
  • Tour operator and travel agent liability
  • Package Travel Regulation

“Unbelievably good with claimants; if you come back from holiday with a nasty injury you couldn't find yourself in more sympathetic, astute hands.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016

“He has common sense and a commercial outlook, whilst remaining sensitive to his clients.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession, 2014

“Team head Daniel Scognamiglio wins praise for his "client-focused, market-leading, clear and pragmatic advice." Described by clients as "honest, open and trustworthy," he is "quick to communicate with good experience and an eye for detail.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession, 2012

Daniel’s Blog

BL Claims travel expert comments on the collapse of Monarch and ATOL protection for travellers

What rights do passengers have if they travelled with Monarch airlines now that they have ceased trading? Our travel expert explains.

winter sports, skiing
Ski-Safe! Ensuring your travel insurance covers you

It's important to ensure that you have good travel insurance. Whilst some treatment is provided in the EU under the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), that will not repatriate you to the UK or cover the cost of treatment at private hospitals.

Tourist's guide to the Greek crisis

British nationals make about 2 million trips to Greece. Now that banks are limiting the amount that can be taken out of banks, tourists are travelling with more cash than they would normally take to Greece.

Articles by Daniel

Claim following avalanche during skiing holiday

Case study

Our travel team won a settlement for our client after they were caught up in an avalanche whilst on a skiing holiday.

Tips and advice for the winter sports season

Guide

The snow sports season is a time for fun but remember to keep yourself safe. Here are some hints and tips to ensure you stay within the laws.

Settlement reached in multi-jurisdictional aviation case

Case study

Mr X was caught up in the volcanic ash disruptions in April 2010. His flight from Paris was cancelled and he was placed in an airport hotel. At the hotel, he sustained an injury after falling from his wheelchair.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Crackdown on faking illness for compensation

Tour operators have taken action against tourists who make fraudulent food poisoning claims abroad. The actions include banning British tourists from all-inclusive holidays or dramatically increasing the prices by 15%.

Table tennis tumble

Our client broke his hip while playing table tennis due to a gap in the floor whilst on a package holiday.

Smile4Wessex funds new 3D technology at Southampton General Hospital

Smile 4 Wessex has agreed to fund the purchase of a 3D endoscope for Southampton General Hospital.

Tips and advice for the winter sports season

The snow sports season is a time for fun but remember to keep yourself safe. Here are some hints and tips to ensure you stay within the laws.

Road cyclist
What to do if you're in a cycling accident

Have you been in a cycling accident? Our guide explains what you need to do before, after and during the accident. Read our guide to ensure you are prepared.

Personal Injury Claims

Our Personal Injury team provides a guide to the different types of claims and the claims process.