X v. Kuoni 2019 UKSC 37

Howard Stevens QC, Katherine Deal QC and James Hawkins appeared in the Supreme Court case X v. Kuoni Travel Limited, a case which concerns whether a travel operator is liable in contract / under the 1992 package travel regulations for a sexual assault that occurred when the claimant was on holiday in a hotel in Sri Lanka.  This was the first time the Supreme Court had considered issues of liability in the context of a package holiday.  Katherine Deal QC acted for the Appellant (the claimant at first instance) and Howard Stevens QC and James Hawkins acted for ABTA, which was granted permission to intervene given the importance of the decision to the travel industry.

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