Tougher laws to protect 10 million Britons who book holidays online – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2017 in consultations, consumer protection, holidays, internet, news by sally

‘Travellers booking package holidays online are to receive greater protection if a holiday company goes bust, under government proposals to strengthen rules.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2017

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News focus: Wish you weren’t here – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 17th, 2017 in costs, fees, fraud, holidays, insurance, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Personal injury (PI) lawyers may have experienced a powerful sense of deja vu last week when the government announced a review of fees in holiday sickness claims. The same apocalyptic warnings of rampant fraud; the same incessant lobbying from a trade body. And ultimately the same solution – fixed costs – provided by ministers who would rather the whole thing just went away.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th July 2017

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Thomas Cook wins fake holiday sickness case – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2017 in damages, food hygiene, fraud, holidays, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Travel company Thomas Cook says it has won a legal victory against a fake holiday sickness claim and plans to challenge other such claims in court.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2017

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Term-time holiday legal battle has cost taxpayers almost £140,000 so far – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in costs, education, fines, government departments, holidays, news, school children by tracey

‘The government spent almost £140,000 of taxpayers’ money on a prolonged legal battle against a father who took his daughter out of school for a holiday during term-time, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in compensation, fraud, holidays, imprisonment, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘UK holidaymakers who make bogus food poisoning claims could go to prison, warns travel trade organisation Abta.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2017

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Supreme court upholds ban on term-time holidays – The Guardian

‘The ban on parents taking their children out of school for family holidays during term time has been upheld by the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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More than 100 parents per school day are being prosecuted for taking their children out of school, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘More than a hundred parents are being prosecuted per school day for taking their children out of school without permission, new figures have revealed on the eve of the Supreme Court’s ruling on term-time holidays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Parents’ court fight over taking son, 5, to country suffering terror attacks – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2017 in children, families, holidays, news by tracey

‘A father insisted on taking his five-year-old son to a conflict-riven country to visit relatives in defiance of the child’s mother, who was terrified he would be placed at serious risk.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2017

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Supreme Court backs ‘straightforward’ interpretation of professional indemnity insurance terms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in appeals, class actions, holidays, insurance, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The term ‘a series of related matters or transactions’ in a professional indemnity (PI) insurance policy merely requires some inter-connection between the matters or transactions, and not an ‘intrinsic’ relationship, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd March 2017

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Still no time off for religious observance: Gareddu in the EAT – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 10th, 2017 in appeals, employment tribunals, holidays, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘The issue of whether or not attendance at religious festivals in Sardinia could be a genuine manifestation of religion or religious belief been rehearsed again, before an Employment Appeal Tribunal.’

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Law & Religion UK, 10th March 2017

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Schools relax term time holiday rules as one father’s case goes to the Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2017 in appeals, education, fines, holidays, local government, news, school children, Supreme Court by sally

‘Term-time holidays are now being allowed by schools in many parts of the country after councils changed their policy fining parents.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2017

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Supreme Court to hear term-time holiday case next week – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 24th, 2017 in appeals, education, holidays, local government, news, school children, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week hold an expedited hearing in the high-profile unauthorised school absence case involving the Isle of Wight Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd January 2017

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Camber Sands deaths: coroner to investigate public safety measures – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in coroners, expert witnesses, health & safety, holidays, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner has said he owes it to the community to investigate what public safety measures could be used at a beach where seven people died in two separate incidents in the summer.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2016

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British father spared extradition to Greek jail over minor holiday car crash 13 years ago – The Independent

‘A judge has criticised “appalling delays” by the Greek authorities while sparing a British father extradition to Greece over a minor car crash that happened 13 years ago.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2016

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Lack of UK law requiring lifeguards on all beaches means ‘varied presence’ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in accidents, health & safety, holidays, local government, news by sally

‘After a number of water-related deaths in the past week, industry groups call for more safety information for beachgoers.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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Airbnb – a quick buck or a catastrophic mistake? – Tanfield Chambers

Posted August 23rd, 2016 in covenants, holidays, housing, internet, landlord & tenant, leases, news by sally

‘The last few years have seen short term property letting sites such as Airbnb become the go-to way of booking holiday accommodation in Europe’s most popular cities. Millennial tourists are rejecting stuffy, expensive hotels, preferring instead the flexibility of their own apartment right in the middle of town where, in the words of Airbnb, they can “feel at home anywhere in the world”. In response, those who are lucky enough to own or occupy a city apartment have been quick to meet the demand, with new “hosts” joining the site every day. There are Airbnb kiosks on London’s high streets where tourists can book a property like they used to book a cab.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 5th August 2016

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High Court rules council acted unlawfully in cuts to short break funding – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2016 in budgets, charities, children, equality, holidays, local government, news by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled that a local authority acted unlawfully when it reduced funding to voluntary sector organisations that offer short breaks to disabled children.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th July 2016

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Isle of Wight Council can fight school holiday ruling – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2016 in appeals, fines, holidays, local government, news, school children by tracey

‘A council has been told it can apply to challenge a High Court decision which ruled in favour of a father who took his daughter on holiday in term time.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2016

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Father who won High Court school holidays case eyes group litigation – Local Government Lawyer

‘The man who defeated Isle of Wight Council in a high-profile court battle over the enforcement of a fine imposed for taking his daughter to Florida during term time has unveiled plans to take forward group litigation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th June 2016

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A series of unfortunate events – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in holidays, insurance, interpretation, law firms, negligence, news, solicitors by sally

‘Judges occasionally lighten their judgments with literary references. The quotation from Alice in Wonderland “Words mean what I want them to mean” is a favourite in cases involving the interpretation of contracts, and Shakespeare appears fairly regularly.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 23rd May 2016

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk