Wood & Anor v TUI Travel PLC T/A First Choice [2017] EWCA Civ 11 – Package Travel, Food Poisoning, SGSA 1982

This blog post is by James Beeton of 12 King’s Bench Walk. This important package travel case represents a significant coup for claimants in the context of food poisoning cases. Although the package travel industry will be disappointed by the court’s decision, some comments in the judgment may suggest the imposition of a more demanding…

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Chelton v Acromas Holidays Ltd t/a Saga Holidays – Package Travel, Local Standards

James Candlin of 12 King’s Bench Walk acted for the Defendant in this action arising out of personal injuries that Mrs Chelton sustained on 26 September 2013 in the course of a river cruise package holiday provided by Saga. Recorder Browne-Wilkinson QC gave judgment dismissing the Claimant’s claim. The case provides a useful illustration of the…

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X v Kuoni Travel Limited [2016] EWHC 3090 (QB) – Tour Operator Liability for Rape by Hotel Employee

William Audland QC of 12 King’s Bench Walk and Gary Tweddle of MB Law represented the Defendant in this case where the Claimant, who was raped by an employee of a Sri Lankan Hotel, sued the Defendant tour operator that had organised the package holiday. The case comment is by John-Paul Swoboda of 12 King’s Bench…

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Wood & Anor v TUI Travel Plc T/A First Choice – Package Travel, Food Poisoning, SGSA 1982

On 22 November 2016, Elizabeth Boulden, a pupil at 12 King’s Bench Walk, attended the hearing at the Court of Appeal of this important case concerning the package tour operator’s liability for food poisoning suffered by customers as a result of defective food and drink supplied in the course of a package holiday. The case could have…

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Committeri v (1) Club Mediterranée SA (2) Generali Assurances Iard SA [2016] EWHC 1510 (QB) – Package Travel Regulations, Jurisdiction, Rome I, Rome II

This blog post is by James Beeton of 12 King’s Bench Walk. This interesting jurisdictional dispute involved an examination of the nature of a package tour operator’s duty of care – is the duty contractual or non-contractual? The answer to this question raised corresponding issues as to the applicability and effect of Rome I and II.

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