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Case review 06/04/2021
The ‘sphere of control’ – CJEU considers tour operator liability for the criminal acts of hotel employees
X v Kuoni Travel Limited (ABTA intervening) [18.03.21] - The case relates to whether a travel operator is liable in contract, under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 (the Regulations) for a sexual assault that occurred at a hotel when the claimant (X) was on holiday in Sri Lanka in July 2010.
The COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit have brought many challenges and changes to the way travel organisers have planned and operated their businesses over the past 12 months. Whilst the Brexit deadline for a deal has been and gone, its effects are still very much with us as businesses now need to work through the ramifications of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on their UK and overseas operations.
When booking school trips, it is important to consider the legal definition of a “package” holiday. Failing to do so could result in travelling without legal and financial protection. In this article we consider how the definition of “package” holiday has widened, what now constitutes a “package” and how this applies in practice.
Our research identified five key risk themes that have implications and represent both challenges and opportunities for businesses, insurers, and wider society. This will assist in moving the conversation forward as we look beyond COVID-19, highlighting the important need to reshape the dynamic relationship between companies, households, and insurers.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to calculation of accommodation claims, uncontroverted expert evidence, withdrawal of admissions, the effect of liquidation and restoration on limitation periods, withdrawal of Part 36 offers, striking out of claims, and fundamental dishonesty.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
The aviation sector has been one of the most affected sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, suffering the biggest crisis in its history. Nevertheless, with the assistance of government measures and industry guidance, it seems that its slow recovery has started.
Case review 10/08/2020
In a decision handed down on 29 July 2020 the Court of Appeal ruled on the continuing personal injury and dependency claim by Lady Christine Brownlie against Four Seasons entities.