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Friday 13 April 2018

Act Fast On Package Holiday Sickness Claims (Or There's A Poisonous Fly In My Soup)

New court rules are about to come into force  - probably by the end of this month - which will encourage the travel industry to fight package holiday sickness claims.  They will limit the legal costs which the tour operator would otherwise have to pay if it lost the case. That means there will be less of a financial risk for them to try and get the claim thrown out. The message, then, is this. If you have been poisoned by food served up on a package holiday at a hotel abroad, start off your claim by issuing proceedings FAST so as to beat the new rules which are unlikely to be retrospective.

Behind the change is the steep increase in bogus claims and campaigning by the Association of British Travel Agents and others to protect tour operators.

Must go. I've got a terrible....