Travel insurance

Spring clean those contracts

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The business travel world seems divided between those that operate by reference to clear and up-to-date commercial agreements, and those who do not believe contracts do anything other than feed their lawyers. More …

Last chance saloon for the "technical delay" defence

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Van der lans v. KLM – Decision of the European Court More …

Norovirus: what are the options for hospitality premises?

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Norovirus was in the news again last week, when a suspected outbreak occurred at a caravan park in Devon affecting over 90 campers. According to reports, the River Dart Country Park took the decision to close the park, following discussions with Public Health England, and send some 700 guests home in order to carry out a deep clean. More …

The Judgments Regulation and jurisdiction in foreign RTAs - An update

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In a recent decision concerning which jurisdiction is applicable to foreign RTAs, a French insurer was defeated in its bid to claim jurisdiction in France on the basis of their policyholder's insurance contract. More …

Legal expenses insurance

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Legal expenses insurers go to some lengths to make sure good quality law firms handle claims and set up a panel of firms following a rigorous tender and auditing process. More …

European Court of Justice confirms that airlines must compensate passengers under the Denied Boarding Regulations for delays

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Following the Opinion of Advocate General Bot in May 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that airlines are required to pay compensation to passengers who experience a delay of three hours or more, unless the airline can show it was caused by 'extraordinary circumstances'. More …

Foreign and Commonwealth Office releases findings of British Behaviour Abroad Report 2012

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The FCO has released findings of its British Behaviour Abroad Report which shows a notable increase of 3% in the number of British people requiring consular assistance while travelling abroad. More …