Claimant lawyers are being urged to stand firm on tour operators delaying compensation, as the battle over holiday sickness claims becomes ever more acrimonious.
The Gazette understands the owner of holiday company Thomson was threatened with bailiffs last week before paying £6,000 damages that had been ordered by the court. The case, Linda Lavery & Leslie Lavery v TUI UK Limited, had been contested at Bradford County Court and a judge last month found in favour of the claimants. When the 28 July deadline for paying the damages passed, claimant lawyers instructed the High Court Enforcement Group, before compensation was paid out. Thomson said an administrative error had caused the initial delay but it responded well within the time required by enforcement officers.