Home Office hotels for asylum seekers ‘akin to detention centres’ – report – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2021 in asylum, health & safety, hotels, news, reports by tracey

‘Conditions in hotels used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers during the pandemic are akin to detention centres, according to a report that also says accommodation is often sub-standard and sometimes unsafe.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2021

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Covid: Legal action begins over quarantine hotel rules – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2021 in coronavirus, government departments, holidays, hotels, judicial review, law firms, news by tracey

‘A law firm representing travellers is taking the government to court over the UK’s quarantine hotel policy.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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Quarantine hotel rules face legal challenge – BBC News

‘A law firm representing travellers is challenging the UK’s quarantine hotel policy and seeking a judicial review.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2021

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Supreme Court backs raped tourist in blow to travel industry – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in contracts, EC law, holidays, hotels, news, rape, Supreme Court by sally

‘A British woman who was sexually assaulted by a hotel worker on a package holiday has won her Supreme Court appeal, in a judgment of “major importance to the travel industry”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th July 2021

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New Judgment: X v Kuoni Travel Ltd [2021] UKSC 34 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in contracts, EC law, holidays, hotels, news, rape, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court unanimously allowed this appeal concerning whether a hotel employee working for the respondent was in breach of contract after having raped and assaulted the defendant, and/or gave rise to liability under the Contract and the Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 (“the Regulations”).’

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UKSC Blog, 30th July 2021

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Migrant rough sleeper facing eviction from London accommodation – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2021 in homelessness, hotels, housing, immigration, local government, news by tracey

‘A migrant rough sleeper is facing eviction from emergency hotel accommodation by a London council because he refuses to return to his home country.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2021

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Frustrated Contracts and Wedding Venues – article by Harry Dyson – Park Square Barristers

Posted June 17th, 2021 in contracts, coronavirus, hotels, marriage, news, regulations, repayment by sally

‘Harry Dyson discusses what appears to be the first judgment at Circuit Judge level in relation to what monies can be retained or claimed by wedding venues when the contract has been frustrated by Covid-19 regulations. Harry has been exposed to this issue whilst working as a paralegal prior to commencing pupillage. He gained experience in dealing with both these claims and issues surrounding venues’ business interruption insurance.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th June 2021

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Parents of disabled child win fight against UK hotel quarantine – The Guardian

‘A severely disabled child who was forced to go into hotel quarantine after returning from a “red list” country has been allowed to return home to complete their period of self-isolation after a legal challenge.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021

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Travel and Holiday Claims amid a Global Lockdown – Henderson Chambers

Posted May 29th, 2020 in airlines, contracts, coronavirus, EC law, holidays, hotels, news, regulations, transport by sally

‘The world-wide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will have an unprecedented financial impact, not only on businesses in all areas of the economy but also on consumers. Public gatherings are banned or strictly limited and events have been cancelled or postponed. Future travel plans remain uncertain, with the borders of many other countries remaining closed to travellers from the UK and strict 14-day quarantine measures set to be imposed on those entering the UK from the end of May. Many companies are refusing or delaying offering refunds to affected consumers, who may have to resort to litigation to protect their rights. This alerter provides a broad overview of several affected areas, including package holidays, travel, holiday accommodation and events.’

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Henderson Chambers, 19th May 2020

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Call for English councils to be given powers to regulate Airbnb – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2020 in holidays, hotels, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by sally

‘Local councils in England must be given powers to regulate Airbnb and other short-term letting sites in order to alleviate the “intolerable” pressure they put on the availability of local housing, the Green party MP, Caroline Lucas, has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2020

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Appeal court allows contempt proceedings based on pre-action witness statements – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed a holiday company to bring contempt proceedings against two holiday-makers based on statements made before proceedings were even issued.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th November 2019

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Hotel booking sites to end ‘misleading’ sales – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2019 in advertising, consumer protection, hotels, internet, news by tracey

‘Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago have been investigated over pressure selling and misleading discount claims, the competition watchdog says.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Sex offenders put up in hotels as no space in bail hostels, says report – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2019 in bail, hotels, news, ombudsmen, prisons, probation, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Sex offenders are being put up in high-street budget hotels without the knowledge of the proprietors or guests because spaces in closely monitored bail hostels are unavailable, inspectors have discovered.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2019

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Competition watchdog probes high-pressure tactics of hotel booking sites – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2017 in competition, consumer protection, hotels, internet, news by sally

‘Britain’s competition watchdog is to investigate hotel booking sites over concerns that consumers are being misled, pressured, and prevented from finding the best deals.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2017

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Sisters sue London hotel where they suffered brutal hammer attack – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in duty of care, hotels, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Three sisters from the United Arab Emirates who were the victims of a brutal hammer attack while on a shopping trip to London are suing the hotel where it happened.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2017

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In residence – New Law Journal

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in covenants, hotels, housing, leases, news, rent, tribunals by sally

‘Tamsin Cox & Julia Petrenko examine a useful authority for freeholders of residential buildings in relation to Airbnb.’

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New Law Journal, 18th November 2016

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Nemcova v Fairfield (‘the Airbnb ruling’): Stirring up the Hornets’ Nest of Short-Term Lets – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in appeals, covenants, hotels, landlord & tenant, leases, news, tribunals by sally

‘In Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd [2016] UKUT 303 (LC), in what has become known as ‘the Airbnb ruling’, the Upper Tribunal gave guidance on the circumstances in which short-term lets might amount to a breach of covenant prohibiting the use of a property for anything other than ‘a private residence’. In this article, Jamal Demachkie (who acted for the successful landlord at first instance and on appeal) provides his analysis of this important decision.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 12th October 2016

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Airbnb – a wonderful idea or is it? – Tanfield Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in covenants, hotels, landlord & tenant, leases, mortgages, news, nuisance by sally

‘Airbnb seems like a wonderful idea. You can rent out your flat whenever convenient without having to become a full-time landlord or hotelier. It’s an easy way to earn a little extra cash with the added bonus of a world-wide network of other people’s spare rooms available for that well-deserved weekend break. Airbnb now has 60m users, 640,000 “hosts”, 2m listings and 500,000 stays per night. It’s big!’

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Tanfield Chambers, 22nd October 2016

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The Liability of Hoteliers for Child Abuse and Child Exploitation – Six Pump Court

Posted August 27th, 2015 in child abuse, foreign jurisdictions, hotels, negligence, news, police by sally

‘Certain hotels are sited in city centres or close to the main road networks. They are easily accessible and some are vulnerable to misuse by those engaged in crime. Bookings can be made late at night; guests might arrive in large groups; they are sometimes able to bypass reception either on arrival or on departure; there may be no night receptionist to check who might be brought in. It is not unknown for particular hotels in particular areas to be used for the exploitation of vulnerable persons. It may be argued that certain hoteliers are on notice of a possible problem relating to the exploitation of young people within the network. The question is what is to be done to protect young people who might be taken to an hotel and there abused and to limit the exposure of the hotelier to liability for any claim which might be made against them. Some hoteliers actively seek the assistance of bodies such as the NSPCC in the preparation of training for staff. Training is not enough. Nor is the fact that guest accompanying a child may be obliged to identify the child and their relationship with the child.’

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Six Pump Court, 10th August 2015

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Judge allows hotel companies to reassign leases without losing benefit of associated guarantees – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 21st, 2015 in assignment, guarantees, hotels, landlord & tenant, leases, news, third parties by sally

‘A High Court judge has approved arrangements allowing companies within the Hilton group to reassign leases between themselves without the landlord losing the benefit of a guarantee granted by the parent company.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th January 2015

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