Package Travel and Related Claims

Package Travel and Related Claims

Our Travel team are leaders in the field of overseas accidents. They have been involved in a number of seminal cases, including Jones v Sunworld [2003] EWHC 591 (QB), Healy v Cosmosair PLC [2005] EWHC 1657, Parker v TUI UK Limited [2009] EWCA Civ 1261, Moore v Hotelplan Limited [2010] EWHC 276, Gouldbourn v Balkan Holidays Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 372, Titshall v Querty Travel Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1569 and Antcliffe v Thomas Cook Tour Operations.

Described as a ‘go-to’ set for travel law, we are ranked as a Band 1 set in Travel by Chambers and Partners and six members of the Travel team are individually ranked within the specialism. Members have contributed to text books on travel litigation, including the section on overseas claims in the Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service.  Several members are fluent in the main European languages and are able to accept instructions in these languages.

We act for and against insurers, tour operators, travel agents, ship owners, ski instructors, air carriers and hoteliers. We have extensive experience in claims pursued under the Package Travel Etc Regulations, including advising tour operators and travel agents on terms and conditions and advising as to the applicability of the Regulations, new developments in the market such as dynamic packaging, incidents which occur in the course of excursions, and evidence as to standards of care abroad. We have particular experience in illness claims and have undertaken numerous group actions, and have also acted for tour operators and hotels in recovery proceedings. We also advise and represent interested parties at inquests resulting from deaths abroad, and have acted in several high profile inquests.

Our Travel team deliver regular seminars on numerous topics.

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