Hospitality and Tourism

In the hospitality sector, personal injury claims frequently arise from accidents in hotels and resorts. Where the guest suffering the injury is an overseas visitor who has come to the Caribbean on a package holiday, it may be advantageous for him to bring a claim in the jurisdiction of his residence against the tour operator, as the other party to the package holiday contract, rather than to sue the resort or hotel whose negligence may have caused to injury. However, in order to succeed in his claim overseas, the claimant will need to show that the resort or hotel was indeed negligent according to the relevant local law, regulations and standards.

We provide expert reports on local law, regulations and standards in connection with claims brought by visitors who suffer personal injury in hotels and other tourist establishments in the Caribbean. We also draft claims and represent clients in personal injury actions in the local courts.

Other areas of hospitality and tourism law in which we offer services are:

  • Employment
  • Health and safety
  • Compliance issues
  • Data protection
  • Consumer protection
  • Franchising and management agreements
  • Property development
  • Intellectual property issues