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Gate wide open but play by the rules: Supreme Court provides definitive guidance on jurisdiction and applicable law in foreign accident cases

United Kingdom - October 22 2021 The Supreme Court has delivered clear guidance on the tort gateway and the treatment of foreign law cases. The interpretation of damage is given a…

Carl Dray, Alaina Wadsworth

Uncontroverted Expert Evidence - a Promising Decision for Defendants

United Kingdom - October 19 2021 A recent Court of Appeal judgment on a holiday sickness claim has provided some clarity regarding the proper approach towards uncontroverted expert…

Carl Dray, Alaina Wadsworth, Gregor Woods

Package holiday provider liable for acts of hotel employee

European Union, United Kingdom - August 5 2021 The UKSC found that the provider of a package holiday was liable to a guest who was assaulted and raped by a hotel employee. The decision follows…

Nicholas Draper, Carl Dray, Alaina Wadsworth

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” -…

Carl Dray, Liliane Fozard, Alaina Wadsworth

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