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ITT Conference, Sorrento

The Travlaw Partners attended  the annual  ITT conference, in Sorrento. As always they packed plenty in to their busy schedule,  including  a well turned...

Travlaw at AITO HQ – June 2017

Travlaw at AITO HQ - June 2017 Farina and Laura were at AITO HQ in sunny Twickenham yesterday to conduct a seminar on Supplier Indemnities to a packed room....

PTD – Uk Implementation. Coming soon?

EU member states are expected to have implemented the PTD (Package Travel Directive EU 2015/2302) by 1st January 2017. There is no getting away from that....

Law Society Gazette Highlights Current Illness Problem…

Travlaw Statement On Illness Claims We note that the Law Society Gazette is leading today with the news that The Solicitors Regulation Authority has contacted...

ITLN Conference places available….31st March 2017

UK member of the International Travel Law Network, Travlaw LLP Solicitors, and hosts of the 2017 ITLN conference, cordially invite you to join us for an...

Farina Azam speaking at AITO AGM today

Farina has been speaking, today, about the importance of indemnities in regard to supplier contracts and offering various tips, to AITO member's, to assist...

UKInbound – Plymouth

Matt and Farina were delighted to attend this year’s UKInbound annual Conference – the 40th Anniversary Conference no less – in sunny Plymouth. As...

2017 Big Tent Event another great sucess!

Tuesday 24th January 2017 saw Travlaw's "Big Tent Event" once again take place at King's Place in London. Another bumper crowd of the travel & leisure...

Travlaw’s Specialist Team Expands!

The New Year brings new additions at Travlaw! Travlaw is welcoming in 2017 with two brand new additions to the Team! Both Laura Buckley and Brenda Mulenga...

Matt Farina at the 2016 AITO Conference, Jordan

The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), has selected Jordan for this year's overseas conference and the grand finale of AITO's 40th anniversary...

Stephen & Rivka to attend The Freedom & CPTA Conference, Nice

Stephen and Rivka, partners at Travlaw, are delighted to be attending  The Freedom Travel Conference.  The Conference will take place at The Club Med Opio En...

Matt & Farina to speak at ABTA Travel Law seminar

Matt & Farina, Partners at Travlaw, are delighted to be speaking at ABTA's upcoming seminar - 'A Beginner's Guide to Travel Law'.  The event will take...

The PTD – Let the Consultation begin!

Consultation begins on changes to the travel industry The long awaited reforms for significant changes to the travel industry appear to have begun. Last...

Luke to star at ABTA’s Complaints Seminar

As always, at Travlaw, we aim to keep the team busy and very much involved with the industry... so that is why we are delighted to announce that our very own...

Travlaw’s Stephen Mason at ESHTE PTD Conference October 2016

Travlaw LLP's own Stephen Mason was speaking at the international ESHTE PTD conference on 10th & 11th October 2016 in which a stellar panel of European...

“Talking Travel” seminars – September 2016

This week saw the inaugural Travlaw & TTC "Talking Travel" events in London and Leeds. Drawing together the unique expertise of both Travlaw LLP...

Travlaw LLP & Evcom – Matt & Farina at Evcom Academy – 09/09/2016

Matt Gatenby and Farina Azam, Partners at Travlaw LLP, are delighted to be speaking at the Evcom Academy day at CentrEd at ExCeL London, sponsored by Hiscox...

Farina’s Brexit Piece available on Travel Weekly

It's no surprise that the talk about "Brexit" is still uppermost in the thoughts of the travel and leisure industry. In this article, published by our...

ABTA Beginners Guide to Travel Law

Travlaw were proud to sponsor the ABTA Beginners Guide to Travel Law on the 12th of July 2016 at ABTA's Park Lane Headquarters.   Visit this...

Stephen proud to speak at SEAIDA 2016 in Madrid

Travlaw's very own Stephen Mason was delighted to be invited to speak at this year's SEAIDA 2016 conference in Madrid. The event, clearly a great success...

Travlaw represented at ITB 2016!

“Stephen, Rivka, Anna and Luke to attend ITB 2016 in Berlin  This year, a few of the Travlaw team will be attending the ITB conference in Berlin...

Farina one of TTGs “30 Under 30” 2015/2016

Travlaw is proud to announce that Senior Associate, Farina Azam has been recognised as one TTG’s “30under30: Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders” for the year...

Matt & Farina at UKInbound AGM

Matt and Farina attended the UKInbound AGM at ever-prestigious BBC House on 26th November 2015. As part of what was a really well attended and informative...

On a topic very close to our hearts here at Travlaw, here is a view from our www.ITLN.co.uk partner firm, N.Pirilides & Co on EU 261/2004, often referred...

Strange laws from around the world…

A cracking info graphic from our friends at www.cheapflights.com/au on some of the oddities in law from around the world. Full link at:...

Lougheed v On The Beach Ltd: Local Standards, Wide Impact

Ever since the case of Wilson v Best Travel 1993, came to a conclusion, Claimant solicitors have been lobbying to erode the decision, which was that the...

New Consumer Protection Legislation

New consumer protection legislation, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 are due to come into force on...

Flexible Working Reform: Are you ready?

Flexible Working Reform: Are you ready? By Luke Golding HR As of 30th June 2014 the right to request flexible working will extend to all employees. This has...

Data Protection Reform takes a significant step forward

There were a number of interesting developments from the European Parliament, last month. Not only did Parliament vote on amendments to the European Package...

Tour Operator’s Liability

Tour Operator’s liability and road traffic accidents causing serious personal injury and/or death  Making sense of the chaos On the 11th March 2014...

Article from Travel Weekly…

  The significance of a legal victory by a consumer who challenged the scale of cancellation charges imposed by Tui Travel has been played...

CAA Details Concern Over Lowcostholidays’ Protection

 By Ian Taylor 30 January 2014 The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has spelled out its concern about the financial protection offered customers of...

News from Travlaw’s BTE reported by Ian Taylor…

CAA 'very happy' with progress on Lowcostholidays 23 January 2014 A senior CAA figure has described the regulator as “very happy” with the progress...

New Rules for Travel Bloggers…

Travel companies who pay bloggers to promote their products or services must make sure they don’t fall foul of advertising rules, writes Farina Azam, head of...

Stephen’s article from Travel Weekly on the Package Travel Directive…

Opinion: Expanded package definition leaves less room for manoeuvre Stephen Mason is senior partner at specialist law firm Travlaw and co-author of the book...

Some more about the proposed Package Travel Directive…

Some more about the proposed Proposed Travel Directive We’re fed up of debating the whys and wherefores of the proposed Package Travel Directive published...

Clamp Down on Credit Card Surcharges

Clamp Down on Credit Card Surcharges   As of Saturday 6th April 2013, new Regulations have taken effect which may significantly limit the level of...

Crying out for clarity? Med Hotels, and the latest on agency in the travel industry…

Crying out for clarity? Medhotels, and the latest on agency in the travel industry It sometimes seems that travel law has, in recent years, transmuted into...

Med Hotels….long awaited decision

  The long awaited decision of the Court of Appeal in HMRC’s case against Secret Hotels 2 (formerly Med Hotels Limited) has been released showing...

Travlaw Big Tent Event 2013

On Wednesday 23rd January 2013 at the Rocket City in London, Travlaw LLP in association with White Hart, C&M Recruitment, Travel Trade Consultancy  and...

Cruise Commissions

Whether your support lies with cruise agents or cruise operators, the current cruise pricing and remuneration wrangle offers plenty of food for analysis. Sarah...

Medhotels Muddies the Waters

By Stephen Mason, senior partner of Travlaw LLP The decision of the Court of Appeal in the Medhotels case (Secret Hotels2 Ltd v Commissioners for HM Revenue...

The Bribery Act – Keep Calm and Travel On!

The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) came into force on 01st July 2011 with important implications for both UK and international businesses aimed at bringing the UK...

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Travlaw LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (Reg. no. OC342402) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Members include: Stephen M Mason* MA, Rivka Hawley ACILEx (Non-Lawyer Member), Matt Gatenby BA (Hons), Farina Azam LLB (Hons). *Holding Higher Rights (Civil) qualification **CEDR accredited mediator.

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