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Farina featured in ABTA’s “Travel Law Today”

Travlaw's own Farina Azam guest authors in the latest edition of ABTA's Travlaw today. You can see a copy of the article by Farina, here.TRAVEL LAW...

Fundamental Dishonesty & Illness – Another Jigsaw Piece

The way Defendant holiday companies deal with fraud and fundamental dishonesty is now much, much clearer. Today's (30/10/2017) saw Judgment in the appeal...

Resort Staff who sleep on site…

Are they entitled to the national minimum wage ( NMW) for the whole shift, or just the time they are awake and carrying out duties? Many of you will employ...

Bad news for employers – good news for justice!

In a landmark decision this morning Unison has been successful in the Supreme Court, in arguing that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and consequently...

Labour inspectors fine the Spanish Airline, Iberia €25,000

We were interested to hear that following a campaign, on the Balearic Islands to combat discrimination within the workplace, it was uncovered that the Spanish...

Travlaw welcome Ami Naru to the team!

Travlaw are delighted to welcome Ami Naru to their specialist travel & leisure practice! 5th July 2017, Ami Naru Travlaw LLP Solicitors are delighted...

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....

Travlaw LLP Supports ABTAs “Stop Sickness Scams” Initiative

Travlaw LLP Supports ABTAs "Stop Sickness Scams" Initiative You will struggle to find many law firms that have more experience and history in dealing with...

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....

Rivka, Farina & Steven at ITT Conference 2017, Sorrento

ITT Conference, Sorrento 2017, 12 to 14 June 2017 Travlaw will, of course, be represented at this year's ITT annual conference in Sorrento.  As usual, the...

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...

Travlaw LLP’s new London location!

Travlaw LLP now in London! Travlaw LLP Solicitors are delighted to announce that as of January 2016 we have a permanent London presence. Whilst our head...

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...

Travlaw nominated for AWTE Company Award 2016!

Travlaw are proud to share that we have been shortlisted the AWTE (Association of Women Travel Executives) Company Award 2016! The Company Award...

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...

Chambers 2016 – Travlaw highly rated, again!

We don't normally blow our own trumpet... but on this occasion we're going to!! Once again Travlaw have been ranked specialists in the field of Travel Law,...

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...

Matt & Luke at Clarity Travel Management Conference 2015

Matt and Luke were privileged and delighted to attend and speak at the Clarity Travel Management Conference 2015 at the Hilton Kensington. The event, now in...

PTD Consultation to be delayed in the UK?

As reported in a few sources today, we are also hearing that "BIS" (the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) is indeed looking at pushing back the...

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...

Kylie, Rivka & Luke at The Travel Convention 2015

Kylie, Rivka and Luke will all be attending the ABTA Travel Convention 2015 in Costa Navarino. So say "hi" if you see them around! Kylie@Travlaw.co.uk,...

Travlaw’s PTD Seminars a great success!

In July we ran a series of seminars regarding the forthcoming Package Travel Directive. As well as visiting a number of clients to present in-house, we also...

Kylie at Evcomference 2015, ACC Liverpool

Kylie will be at Evcomference 2015 at Liverpool this week - do say hello if you see her...

AITO Conference – Cordoba, June 2015

The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) conference is in splendid Cordoba this year and Travlaw will of course be in attendance - look out for...

Rivka and Matt at ITT, Ras Al Khaimah, June 2015

Matt and Rivka will be in Ras Al Khaimah at the ITT Conference - it promises to be another amazing event! If you are there why not drop us a line - it would...

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:...

Travlaw Big Tent Event

Travlaw hosted its annual Big Tent Event at the social enterprise Impact Hub in Londons Kings Cross recently; over 100 invited guests attended the event,...

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...

Travlaw LLP in the Lawyer Magazine

Travlaw LLP were this week quoted in the Lawyer Magazine during an in-depth interview with Michael Ellis, Group General Counsel at Luxury Travel...

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...

News of the week…

Make sure you take a look at our latest videos from Stephen Also, check out Luke's article on flexible working and how the planned changes might impact 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...

Moving up the ranks…

Travlaw are proud to announce our most recent promotions... From today Matt Gatenby will be taking up the position of Senior Associate, with both Anna Goddard...

More from Travel Weekly on MedHotels…

The UK Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in a £7 million VAT case brought against Secret Hotels2, formerly MedHotels, in the conclusion of a...

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...

Travlaw in the news…proud to have worked with EFR in their purchase of Cassis Travel

McEwan and EFR swoop for corporate agent rival CTS. By Phil Davies at Travel Weekly Independent travel management company Cassis Travel Services has been...

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...

Travlaw Seminar 29th April 2014

In  November 2013, something happened which has changed the courts forever…Andrew Mitchell’s ‘Plebgate’ case was the opportunity the courts needed to...

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...

Our Opening Times Over The Christmas Holiday Period

It's a huge ho-ho-ho from the Travlaw team! We wish each and everyone of you, a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2014. This year, we plan to close early on...

Travlaw’s exclusive seminar…

A big thank you to our clients and ProCo sponsors who made it to our inaugural seminar, at Lee House on 10th September 2013. Clients had an opportunity to...

Travlaw’s exclusive seminar…10th September 2013

Hello and greetings from the team at Travlaw... With Travlaw’s September exclusive seminar and drinks reception imminent, we thought you would like a...

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...

Travlaw Summer Newsletter 2013

You can read the Summer 2013 edition of the Travlaw Newsletter by clicking the link...

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...

Travlaw in the news… Medhotels update

Medhotels to take legal battle to highest court in UK(taken from TravelMole) Medhotels has won the right to have its case against the taxman heard by the...

Travlaw’s Kylie Mather is nominated…

Accolades for younger stars The winners of the young manager and young entrepreneur of the year awards will be announced on the night. These awards...

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...

We are delighted to announce that we have moved…

After 10 years of working from Bachelor Lane, we have finally made the big move. With the luxury of the additional space, that we have at Lee House, we are...

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...

Stephen’s Webinars

If you didn’t get to see Stephen’s recent successful webinar that answers some very topical questions -  ‘What is a package’ and ‘When are you...

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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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