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A record-breaking £14bn collective action against Mastercard is set to rumble on after the former financial ombudsman who brought the case on behalf of 46 million consumers seeks to appeal last month’s Competition Appeal Tribunal ruling.

Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, which represents Walter Merricks CBE, announced today it has applied to the tribunal for permission to appeal the decision.

Boris Bronfentrinker, a partner at the firm, said: “Together with Mr Merrick’s team of highly experienced barristers, we have carefully analysed and considered the tribunal’s judgment and identified a number of manifest errors in the reasoning and approach … Read more

Four Points by Sheraton Venice Mestre has opened as part of Marriott, under a franchise agreement with the Italian management company DHotels. The new location is in the urban area of Mestre which is one of the most economically developed regions of Italy.

The hotel is the fifth addition to Four Points in Italy joining Four Points by Sheraton Padova, Four Points by Sheraton Milano and Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano strengthening the robust portfolio in the country.

DHotels is said to be pleased to be working with Marriott International to launch Four Points Venice Mestre. Marriott International has a … Read more

Ryanair is facing legal action after being accused of intimidating passengers attempting to claim hundreds of pounds worth of flight delay compensation from the airline.

This comes after the Irish carrier was asked for an apology and damages, after the airline sent letters to its customers who had attempted to obtain compensation due under EU legislation.

Ryanair is informing the customer they will receive the full compensation by going direct to the airline.

It is worth bearing in mind that, earlier this year, a study by Which?, into whether airlines are correctly paying out compensation, found that the Civil Aviation … Read more

Monarch Airlines has gone into administration and all its holidays and flights have been cancelled with immediate effect. 750,000 Monarch customers have had their future bookings cancelled.

The CAA, the Civil Aviation Authority, are working alongside the Department for Transport to organise the return of over 100,000 customers who are currently overseas.

CAA chief executive Andrew Haines said:

“We know that Monarch’s decision to stop trading will be very distressing for all of its customers and employees. This is the biggest UK airline ever to cease trading, so the Government has asked the CAA to support Monarch customers currently abroad

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Here at Praetorian Legal we are dedicated to maintaining professional standards and following protocol. It is also in our philosophy to ensure that all our employees have a safe working environment. Therefore, it is paramount that we have trained First Aid Officers within the business to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained for our employees.

The basic principles of British health and safety law are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees, members of the public and employees have to themselves and … Read more

Here at Praetorian Legal we like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our employees on a regular basis with our Employee of the Month award.

The winner for September 2017 is Louise Parks our HR Director & Company Secretary.

Head of Operations and Business Development Director, Harry Darby presented the trophy to Louise who is lifting it for the third time this year.

Louise and Harry are still in talks about her prize as Louise is undecided on whether to spend the prize on shopping vouchers (we all know Louise loves to shop!) or to book a meal … Read more

Here at Praetorian Legal we like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our employees on a regular basis hence our Employee of the Month award.

The winner for August 2017 is Rebecca Byrne, Office Administrator.

Head of Operations and Business Development Director, Harry Darby presented the trophy to Rebecca and her prize of £400 worth of vouchers.

When asked how she felt Rebecca said “I am so proud to have been awarded employee of the month, especially as I have only been with Praetorian for three months. The team are so nice to work with and I have … Read more

The UK European Consumer Centre (UK ECC) has issued advice on your rights when flights are cancelled.

The UK ECC is an agency funded by the European Union and is advising British holidaymakers affected by flight cancellations that EC Regulation 261/2004 legislation protects consumers against disruption and financial loss.

What could this mean for you if your flight was cancelled?

  • If an airline cancels your flight, they are obliged to offer you re-routing to your final destination or a full refund.
  • Any flights being re-routed are to be done at the airlines earliest opportunity.
  • Refunds are to be issued to
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Billion dollar lawsuit filed against Diamond Resorts International

There have been many judgements entered against companies for the sale of timeshare products. The majority of cases have, thus far, been issued within Spain. So far, the Supreme Court are said to have made 42 rulings in timeshare release matters.

It has cost the industry significantly. All this because, for years, companies have ignored the laws put into place in 1999 relating to timeshare products, which are there to protect the consumer. However, this now pales into insignificance with the latest lawsuit in America.

An online post shows that Diamond Resorts … Read more

According to reports online, timeshare contracts sold by Anfi have been under some scrutiny over the past months. It is reported that this has caused losses for the company.

In June 2017, a General Meeting was said to have been held for timeshare owners based in sunny Gran Canaria with Anfi. The main focus of this meeting being the 50 year maximum contract length.

Noted results of the meeting show that three potential resolutions were put forward to the owners, who would then vote. Those three solutions were as follows:

To change the scheme to adapt to the Spanish Act … Read more