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Cod v Thompson Tour Operators Ltd

27 October 2000
The issues

Liability of a tour operator – an accident to a holiday maker.

The facts

The Claimant minor was injured in a hotel lift in Spain. The relevant local safety standards had been complied with.

The decision

On Appeal from the Torquay County Court. The Claimant had submitted that the Judge had erred in not applying British safety standards to the hotel lift with the result that there was a breach of duty in English law. This was the incorrect approach. English law would apply in respect of the establishment of negligence. However, there was no requirement that a hotel in Majorca was obliged to comply with English standards.

Appeal dismissed.

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