24 Apr 2018




DWF LLP, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3HD

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Travel Law Update – Scotland

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Are you ready for the major regulatory changes facing travel businesses in 2018?  ABTA’s brand new practical one-day seminar has been tailored for travel companies based or operating in Scotland.

With the new Package Travel Regulations, ATOL reform and GDPR around the corner, coupled with the uncertainties of Brexit, it is essential that travel businesses stay up to date with the new regulatory landscape. Staying one step ahead will allow you to react and adapt quickly to these changes.

Speakers from ABTA, the Scottish office of multinational law firm DWF LLP, and the travel industry will share regulatory updates, best practice guidance and legal expertise in order to guide delegates through the changing landscape of travel regulation in 2018 and beyond.

The day will include guidance on the applicable and relevant EU, UK and Scottish law and how it is changing. 

Attend ABTA’s seminar to ensure you are complying with the new legislation and to hear best practice advice regarding GDPR, gastric illness claims handling, compensation and delay. 

View the agenda.


  • Package Travel Directive and ATOL reform
  • Insight into Brexit implications
  • Best practice for claims handling, including an update on the Civil Litigation Bill
  • Protecting your data and a GDPR wrap up ahead of May 25
  • Valuable guidance on contracting and Scottish law
  • A focus on personal injury and gastric illness claims and the Scottish Pre-action Protocol 
  • Managing changes, cancellation and delay


  • Moderator: Sara-Jane Eaton, Partner and Head of European Group, International Claims and Travel, DWF LLP
  • Michael Russell, Member of the Scottish Parliament and Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's place in Europe
  • Paula Macfarlane, Senior Solicitor, ABTA
  • Mark Brock, Associate Director, Barrhead Travel
  • Jill Sinclair, Head of Counter Fraud (Scotland), DWF LLP
  • Ben Cooke, Senior Associate Commercial & Intellectual Property, DWF LLP
  • Caroline Coyle, Senior Associate, Insurance, DWF LLP
  • Colin Miller, Partner, DWF LLP 
  • Tony Hollaran, Solicitor Litigation, DWF LLP

Benefits of attending

  • Get the latest developments in travel law and understand the impact on Scottish travel businesses 
  • Best practice advice including GDPR, claims handling and compensation and delay
  • Get an update on gastric illness and the Scottish Pre-action Protocol
  • Network with your peers from the Scottish travel industry 

Who should attend?

The event is ideal for anyone working in travel companies and branch offices of large and small firms based in Scotland, including:

  • Directors and senior managers
  • Compliance and operations specialists
  • Legal counsel and solicitors
  • Those who have legal responsibilities as part of their role

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner rate* – £225 plus VAT 
Non-Member rate –  £345 plus VAT

Group booking discounts
Book three places and get 50% off the third place.
Book five places and get the fifth place free.
(This discount will be automatically applied when you book online).

*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

Non-Members are welcome to attend ABTA Conferences and Events. For information about becoming a Member click here.

View our booking terms and conditions here.

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Media partner 

Offering a varied and versatile way to reach the Scottish travel trade market. STAN, Scottish Travel Agents News, is the WEEKLY publication which has, for 28 years, serviced the requirements of the travel trade in Scotland.

  • This is the ONLY weekly travel trade publication which is specifically geared to the Scottish trade
  • We are accepted as part of the UK travel trade press and, as such, are included in marketing budgets where the client has an interest in the Scottish market
  • We offer print, web, eblast and social media oportunites


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