Supreme Court decision provides much-needed clarity on VAT status of online tour operators, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 6th, 2014 in agency, holidays, news, Supreme Court, taxation, VAT by tracey

‘A travel company which marketed and arranged the sale of holiday accommodation to holidaymakers through its website was acting as an “agent” for the providers of that accommodation, and so did not have to account for VAT on those sales, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th March 2014

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Injured holidaymaker entitled to compensation, but Court of Appeal upholds ‘local standards’ defence – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2013 in appeals, compensation, health & safety, holidays, news, personal injuries by tracey

“The High Court was wrong to state that a Barbados hotel had to comply with the latest safety standards on an ongoing basis in order for a tour operator to escape liability for injury to a holidaymaker, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2013

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Holidaymaker who sued after walking into glass door in bikini wins case in serious blow to UK travel industry – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, damages, health & safety, holidays, news, personal injuries by tracey

“A holidaymaker who suffered life-threatening cuts after walking into a plate glass door in her bikini has fought off a bid to strip her of her damages award, in what it has been desribed as a serious blow to the UK travel industry.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2013

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£5m compensation for 1,000 who had holiday from hell – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2013 in compensation, consumer credit, holidays, insurance, news by sally

“Around 1,000 holidaymakers will share a total pot of £5m from First Choice, Thomas Cook and My Travel after a “holiday from hell” court case concluded.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2013

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Working Time: Holidays – 11 KBW

Posted June 7th, 2012 in holiday pay, holidays, news, working time by sally

“Working time is a notoriously complex area, where the interplay between opaque judgments from the CJEU and the complexities of the Working Time Regulations 1998 is capable of causing uncertainty and confusion. Over the last 12 months, the most important working time cases have been on holidays. Some of those cases are likely to have significant financial impact for employers across the piece. This paper 1 attempts to navigate through them in a summary way, dealing with the three areas that are likely to be most important for employers and employees:
(i) What should ‘pay’ be for annual leave?
(ii) When can an employer insist that leave is taken?
(iii) What is the interplay between sickness absence and holiday pay/entitlement?”

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11 KBW, 1st June 2012

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Holidays 4 UK clients face long wait for compensation – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in compensation, holidays, news by sally

“Thousands of holidaymakers who had their summer getaways ruined by the collapse of tour operator Holidays 4 UK have been told they may have to wait months for compensation.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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Holiday Atol protection set to be expanded – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2011 in consumer protection, holidays, news by sally

“More holidaymakers are set to be protected from losses when a travel company goes bust, the government has confirmed.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2011

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Thomson ordered to pay damages to sick Spain tourists – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2011 in damages, holidays, news, personal injuries by sally

“A judge has ruled that one of the UK’s largest tour operators should have warned holidaymakers about an outbreak of illness at a Spanish resort.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2011

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Arctic cruise passengers to sue over glacier injuries – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in class actions, holidays, news, personal injuries, ships by sally

“An Arctic cruise company is being sued by a senior banker and other passengers who were injured when chunks of glacier ice smashed onto the deck of their luxury liner.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2010

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Cruise line pays out over Legionnaires’ disease death – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2010 in compensation, doctors, holidays, news, ships by sally

“The widow of a British man who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a Fred Olsen cruise has been awarded a £70,000 financial settlement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

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Christmas Break

Posted December 21st, 2009 in holidays, news by sally

 There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closed period which starts at 1pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2010.

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Couple’s cruise payout challenged – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2009 in damages, holidays, news by sally

“A cruise company has started an appeal to reduce £22,000 in damages awarded to a North Yorkshire couple who claim their dream holiday was ruined.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2009

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Couple sue in ‘holiday nightmare’ – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2009 in holidays, news by sally

“A Dorset couple is taking legal action against a travel firm after suffering a ‘holiday nightmare’ while staying at a South American resort.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2009

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‘Honeymoon from hell’ victim wins £300,000 payout – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2009 in compensation, holidays, news by sally

“A man whose honeymoon was ruined when he contracted a potentially fatal illness has been awarded nearly £300,000 compensation from a holiday company.”

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The Guardian, 12th August 2009

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Businessman left in wheelchair by skiing accident sues tour operators – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2008 in holidays, negligence, news, personal injuries, skiing by sally

“A British businessman left in a wheelchair after he collided with a tree during a skiing holiday is suing his tour operators for millions of pounds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2008

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Thomas Cook workers will face trial over children’s gas deaths – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2008 in holidays, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“Two Thomas Cook workers are to face trial in Greece over the deaths of two British children killed following a gas leak at a Corfu hotel.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2008

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Briton wins compensation after holiday ‘surrounded by Germans’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2008 in compensation, holidays, news by sally

“David Barnish, 47, was awarded £750 compensation by a court after his family found their luxury hotel had been booked out by Germans.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

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