Alec Samuels considers the clash between British and other countries’ laws in the event of a holiday accident

With an unprecedented upsurge of foreign holidays being booked, as the travel industry gets a kick-start following the covid-19 pandemic, British holidaymakers should be cautious over certain complications that could arise. Such cases would be relevant for practitioners should the issue be raised at home, too.

The client, a lady (who happened to be married to a distinguished English international lawyer), booked a holiday in a foreign country (Egypt) for herself, her husband and family in Egypt.  Included was a chauffeur-driven trip to a local celebrated site. 

Unfortunately, the husband was killed in a car accident and the wife and members of the family suffered serious injuries. The client, now a widow, wished to ...

Alec Samuels
Barrister

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