Rhys Griffiths, Partner, Head of Travel Group
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I am a partner and head of the Travel Group at Fieldfisher.
I am a versatile and experienced partner and I act for a range of clients in the travel industry including tour operators, online travel agents, airlines and innovative and exciting growth companies.
My background is in dispute resolution and acting for clients in commercial disputes with their business partners. I have recently acted on a significant contractual claim for a tour operator against a large hotel group, which following a successful trial on the issue of liability ultimately settled for a multi-million pound payment to my client. I have also acted in commercial disputes between travel companies and payments processors, sales agents and trade competitors to name but a few.
I also advise clients on compliance with travel regulation, particularly in relation to the Package Travel Regulations, ATOL Regulations and consumer protection legislation. Most typically this involves advising on the regulatory issues involved in the sale of travel arrangements to consumers, the structuring of website sales, as well as the content of consumer facing material. This experience extends beyond the UK, whereby I have managed the instruction of local lawyers to ensure compliance in each jurisdiction to which sales are made.
I also have significant experience advising clients regarding compliance with health and safety laws and setting up systems to ensure compliance. I have also defended clients in criminal investigations and proceedings following a health and safety incident, both in the UK and overseas.
I regularly publish client briefings and articles. I am also a regular speaker at internal and external conferences on the issues above.
In my spare time I am an avid follower of sport, particularly football and rugby, and I also enjoy running and playing cricket for my local village.