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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, Carl Dray, 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…

Carl Dray.

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, Carl Dray, Diane Jerry.

Court can require attendance of a legal representative in applications for wasted costs orders

United Kingdom - April 6 2021 Civil Procedure Rule 46.8(2) states that legal representatives have a choice as to whether to provide written evidence or attend a hearing in…

Carl Dray.

Lies upon lies: No finding of substantial injustice where the claimant has been fundamentally dishonest

United Kingdom - March 31 2021 The High Court has considered what constitutes “substantial injustice” within s.57(2) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, when considering a…

Carl Dray.