Gareth Thomas

Gareth is a Partner in Kennedys’ London office. Gareth trained at an insurance practice and has completed a secondment with a global cruise company.

He represents tour operators, cruise liners, charities insurers and other travel companies in a variety of fast track, multi-track and catastrophic injury claims. Claims usually involve the Package Travel Regulations and the Athens and Montreal Conventions but he has also advised on cases that involve jurisdictional issues and Rome II.

Gareth has also acted on commercial litigation involving companies in multiple jurisdictions and has been successful in a number of such cases in recovering damages for clients from companies in other jurisdictions.

He has advised travel companies in respect of crisis response to a variety of situations including natural disaster, war, civil unrest and illness outbreak. He is also a regular speaker at industry events.

Gareth is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).

Qualifications 

  • Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2012

Gareth Thomas ‘get results’ and deliver an ‘outstanding service’.

The Legal 500 UK 2018/19

Market recognition

  • Next Generation Partner and recommended lawyer for 'Transport: Travel (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2021
  • Rising star and Recommended Lawyer for 'Travel (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • Next Generation Lawyer and Recommended Lawyer for 'Travel (London)'
    "Gareth Thomas ‘get results’ and deliver an ‘outstanding service’."
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19

Work highlights

  • Instructed on a number of high-profile inquests including a polar bear attack on a youth expedition in Norway and the terrorist attacks on British tourists in Tunisia.
  • Defended a tour operator in a multi-million-pound claim arising from injuries sustained following a fall from a balcony in Spain, and also handled recovery action against the supplier.
  • Acted for tour operators in multiple holiday sickness cases involving allegations of fraud and leading to private prosecution.
Market recognition
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    Next Generation Partner

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Rising Star

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Next Generation Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019