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What is a Montreal Convention "accident": recent Court of Appeal guidance

United Kingdom - October 7 2013 The Claimant was travelling on the Defendant's scheduled flight from Heathrow to Melbourne, via Kuala Lumpur. She fell asleep during the flight and…

Changes to the Spanish Baremo System

United Kingdom - May 20 2015 English lawyers familiar with the ECJ decision in Odenbreit and the inroads made into English law by the Rome II Regulation are also likely to have…

Some thoughts on the proposed EU Motor Insurance Directive (2021?)

European Union, United Kingdom - November 6 2020 European Union legislation in this area has been the product of a (very) slow process of evolution. The green card system (1949) pre-dates the First…

Jurisdiction, consumer protection, cruising by freighter and a moonlight flit (from an Austrian hotel)

Austria, European Union, United Kingdom - October 22 2012 Peter Pammer sounds like the name of a character from a (badly written) sitcom, but is in fact the name of an Austrian with an eye for a bargain.

Personal injury overseas and the problem of jurisdiction

United Kingdom - June 10 2013 This case arose out of a road traffic accident in Croatia on 5 September 2009. The Claimant, a UK national domiciled in England, was on holiday with…