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The Dekagram: 11th March 2024

This week’s Dekagram brings to our readers’ attention an interesting Court of Appeal decision on incorporation of standard terms via website tickbox – the conclusion seemingly likely to favour those travel agents and tour operators who seek to argue in favour of…

Hallucinatory Judgments and Automated Vehicles: AI and the law

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not new and is already an integral part of life for most people: it works with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to show us the best way to get from A to B and powers the countless Alexas and…

The Dekagram: 4th March 2024

Enforcement of Judgments Pending Appeal: Motorola Solutions v Hytera Communications [2024] EWHC 149 (Comm)

As anticipated, Brexit has made the lives of cross border practitioners far more interesting, and no more so than in connection with enforcement. After all, there’s little point…

The Dekagram: 26th February 2024

Further confusion reigns this week over additional fees charged to air passengers for de-packaged services ancillary to flights. This time the spotlight is on Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost airline.

Wizz Air appears to have as many as four different options for…

The Dekagram: 19th February 2024

Defective Service, and the mandatory provisions of CPR 11

Travel Law practitioners will be familiar with the difficulties involve with service of the claim form out of the jurisdiction, which have been exacerbated post Brexit. The issues of jurisdiction following defective service,…

The Dekagram: 12th February 2024

Service and Jurisdiction: Lunn v Antarctic Logistics Centre International [2023] EWHC 2856 (KB)

In a recent case it fell to Master Thornett to apply the rules on extension of time for service and for challenging jurisdiction, albeit in an unusual factual context.

Fixed Costs Update: Bar Council and PIBA secure ‘overdue’ changes

In welcome news for practitioners, changes have this week been announced to address what PIBA describes as ‘long-standing flaws in the fixed recoverable costs (FRC) regime for advocates’. These include:

The failure to increase fixed advocacy fees in line with inflation for…

The Dekagram: 5th February 2024

Solicitors’ Assumption of Responsibility: Miller v Irwin Mitchell LLP [2023] EWCA Civ 53

There was good news for travel solicitors this week, with the Court of Appeal giving judgment for the solicitors in Miller v Irwin Mitchell.

The Claimant was injured on a…

Secondary Victim Claims – Where are we now?

The Supreme Court decision in Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2024] UKSC 1 was eagerly anticipated because of the impact it was likely to have on claims arising in a clinical setting.  What was not anticipated was that the Supreme Court…

A helpful landlord is not liable for carrying out improvement works

What happens when a landlord carries out improvement works and the tenant subsequently has an accident and argues that the improvement works, whilst improving and making safer the premises, did not go far enough? Is the helpful landlord liable to the tenant?…

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