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Effective Consumer Protection for Accidents Abroad

Holidays are one of the most expensive items in the annual budgets of most families and are a complex product. This one hour webinar will examine:

•What to do if a consumer is injured abroad
•What to do if the holiday company goes bust
•When can there be a claim, and what for?
•What does an injured consumer have to prove in order to succeed in a claim?
•What is a package holiday?
•How will the new “Flight – Plus” 2012 ATOL Regulations work?
•What standards do overseas hotels need to comply with?
Recorded Sep 11 2012 62 mins
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Stephen Mason, Partner, Travlaw LLP
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    Speakers: Rachel Dineley and Khurram Shamsee, partners, DAC Beachcroft.
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    · How to develop expertise and client skills

    · The viewpoint of a senior paralegal
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    •Disclosure and privilege
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    Professor Ian Cooper
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    - the common law position
    - the statutory position
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