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Sewell v Saga Holidays

unreported, 24th August 2011 2011-08-24

A case interpreting the reach of the Package Travel Regulations and applying the Defendant’s standard terms and conditions. The Claimant had fallen whilst stepping onto a gangplank provided by the local port authority to give access to the riverboat provided by the Defendant for a Danube cruise. At first instance and on appeal the Claimant succeeded. The court held that the Defendant was responsible for the provision of assistance in crossing the gangplank, which was unsafe. This was so notwithstanding the fact that the provision of the gangplank was outside the Defendant’s control and it excluded liability for local amenities in its standard terms.

Sarah Prager was Counsel for the Claimant.