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Judge calls for curb on bogus claims for travel stomach bugs

01 th August 2017

Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Jackson, who is also the Government's unofficial adviser on legal costs, has called for lawyers' fees for overseas travel sickness claims to be curbed and that they should be brought in line with road traffic accident whiplash claims, which have recently been reformed to discourage cases. British travel companies and European resorts have warned that the rise in bogus claims is threatening their businesses.

Jonathan Ames

Times, 1 August 2017, 15


Subject: Civil procedure, Hospitality and leisure, Legal Profession

Keywords: Costs; Fees; Fraudulent claims; Ill health; Package holidays; Travel insurance