Daniel Scognamiglio's practice spans claimant and defendant work in a range of international personal injury cases, including high-value claims arising out of RTAs and skiing accidents. He enjoys a good reputation for his "excellent knowledge of the field" and "exceptional" client care skills. One source remarks that his "advice is always sound and very commercially aware."
Daniel leads our travel team based in Southampton. He is a specialist in multi-jurisdictional disputes, travel insurance litigation and tour operator liability and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Attorney at Law (non practising) New York.
Main areas of practice
He 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.
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.
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.
- Travel insurance and regulation;
- Tour operator and travel agent liability;
- Package Travel Regulations;
- General litigation.
“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
- American Bar Association;
- Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association;
- Institute of Travel and Tourism;
Daniel Scognamiglio is an excellent lawyer with great attention-to-detail.
Every aspect of the service was exceptional. Daniel Scognamiglio from the Travel team kept me informed at all times and did an excellent job.
Unbelievably good with claimants; if you come back from holiday with a nasty injury you couldn't find yourself in more sympathetic, astute hands.
He has common sense and a commercial outlook, whilst remaining sensitive to his clients.
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.
Insights by Daniel
If you are a claimant, witness or an expert making a false statement it is likely that you will face committal proceedings for contempt of court
Daniel Scognamiglio examines the Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Limited v Zafar  EWCA Civ 392 case, which serves as an important reminder to all witnesses as to making false or...Read More
Unfortunately Monarch are no longer trading. This has left hundreds of thousands of passengers without flights. As Monarch are ATOL protected, no-one should be left stranded. As a passenger, if...Read More