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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

In the last year the courts have heard a number of interesting claims arising out of cruise holidays. In the years to come, practitioners will no doubt have cause to consider the issues arising out of the recent wreck of the Costa Concordia. In this podcast Sarah Prager, a travel law and personal injury barrister from 1 Chancery Lane gives an overview of some of the key principles and pertinent recent cases in this area and considers what is likely to come.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate how cruise claims can differ from ordinary personal injury claims and the common issues that practitioners are presented with in this area;
  • Understand the relevant legal framework governing international cruise claims;
  • Be aware of the practical and procedural considerations to have in mind when dealing with these cases;
  • Understand how the issue of jurisdiction can present difficulties in practice;
  • Appreciate the key principles arising from the recent cases of Williams v Fred Olsen and Dawkins v Carnival Plc;
  • Have considered the Costa Concordia disaster from a legal perspective and appreciate the implications for the cruise industry generally.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • ‘Cruise Claims: What’s Been Happening and Where are we Going?’ (Sarah Prager, PIBULJ);
  • 'Complaints in Cruise Cases' (Sarah Prager, Travel Law Quarterly);
  • Dawkins v Carnival Plc (2011) EWCA Civ 1237;
  • Lloyd’s List;
  • Occupiers Liability Act 1957;
  • Sidhu v British Airways [1997] 2 WLR 26;
  • The Athens Convention;
  • 'The Athens Convention - Jurisdiction in Cruise Cases' (Sarah Prager and Jack Harding, Travel Law Quarterly);
  • 'The Athens Convention - Pleading in Cruise Cases' (Sarah Prager and Jack Harding, Travel Law Quarterly);
  • Ward v Tesco Stores (1976) 1 WLR 810;
  • Williams & others v Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 15th July 2011.

This podcast with travel law and personal injury barrister Sarah Prager considers cruise claims in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster. It examines the relevant legal framework and some of the issues that can arise in this area. It will also give an overview of two cases from the last year and consider what the recent wreck of the Costa Concordia will mean for those passengers affected by the disaster and the future of the cruise industry in general.

Podcast recorded: 17th April 2012

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