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Industrial disease claims: limitation and claimant’s date of knowledge

United Kingdom - April 16 2021 The Limitation Act 1980 states that a claim must be made within three years of the date of knowledge and that date of knowledge is the date on which…

Alaina Wadsworth, Jeremy Fletcher, Paul Revill.

Aviation claims: Compensation payable for flight cancellation due to pilot’s illness under EU Regulation 261/2004

European Union, United Kingdom - April 15 2021 “The consumer’s right to compensation under the Regulation cannot depend on when and where the member of staff ate the suspect prawn sandwich” -…

Alaina Wadsworth, Catherine McAndrew, Liliane Fozard.

New parties cannot be added to an issued claim form without consent

United Kingdom - April 14 2021 A recent decision in the High Court (Various Claimants v G4S plc [2021] EWHC 524 (Ch)) has highlighted the potential pitfalls for claimants when…

Catherine McAndrew.

Package holiday operators may be liable for the criminal acts of hotel employees: X v Kuoni

European Union, United Kingdom - April 8 2021 The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down its much-awaited judgment in X v Kuoni Travel Ltd C-578/19 on the circumstances in which…

Alaina Wadsworth, Catherine McAndrew, Diane Jerry.

Local authority not vicariously liable for a corporate sub-contractor to which it had successfully delegated the day-to-day care of a child

United Kingdom - April 8 2021 The High Court has held that a local authority was not vicariously liable for abuse committed by an employee of a private children's home run by an…

Chris Wilson, Tim Riordan.